Pha That Luang

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  • Address: Vientiane, Laos
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 8189 LAK
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Sculpture

Pha That Luang - Review

The Great Sacred Stupa or the Pha That Luang is the holiest Buddhist stupa in Vientiane. Originally built as a Hindu temple in the 3rd century. Missionaries from the court of Emperor Ashoka brought a bone from Lord Buddha’s body to lie here and from then this temple assumed importance for the Buddhist monks. King Setthathirat built the gold stupa visible today in the year 1566. Today, this temple is a national symbol in Laos. The temple is surrounded by gardens, monuments, statues etc. These can be accessed free of cost. The inner courtyard of the temple is surrounded by a cloister full of paintings and sculptures dedicated to Buddha. Every November, monks gather here to celebrate the festivities of Boun Thatluang.

Pha That Luang Information

  • Modest dressing is recommended when visiting the temple.
  • Be sure to plan your visit carefully if you are going in November. The Boun That Luang festival dates change every year.

How To reach Pha That Luang by Public Transport

  • You can hire a taxi/car/jumbo/bicycle to get here.

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TripHobo Highlights for Pha That Luang

  • Pha That Luang Address: Vientiane, Laos
  • Pha That Luang Timing: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Pha That Luang Price: 8189 LAK
  • Best time to visit Pha That Luang(preferred time): 08:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Time required to visit Pha That Luang: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Pha That Luang

  • 30.1% of people who visit Vientiane include Pha That Luang in their plan

  • 76.67% of people start their Pha That Luang visit around 08 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Pha That Luang

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pha That Luang

People normally club together Wattay International Airport and Vientiane Orchidees while planning their visit to Pha That Luang.

People also prefer to start their day with Pha That Luang.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Pha That Luang Trips

Pha That Luang, Vientiane Reviews

  • A beautiful symbol of Lao architecture. Regrettably, one can not enter inside the temple so the 10000 Kip fee feels like a rip-off (unless you really want a selfie next to the temple... ) You're better off visit the place in the evening to take great night time photo from outside.

  • Actually I found it a bit disappointing because I thought surely the most important religious place in the country would be very impressive, but in comparison to the similar stupas in Myanmar (which have real gold on the top), this painted one really pales in comparison. I guess it's still worth taking a look. Technically you don't need to pay 10,000 to see it, as you can see it from outside the walls too. There's signs saying it's open until 5pm. Motorbike parking was 5,000.

  • Good place to visit. We can't enter inside the temple. Parking is free and lot of parking slots are available

  • So nice when I saw in my eye so beautiful ❤️

  • This Temple is not far away from my hotel named Nachonsack Hotel I just rented the Tuktuk for 100 baht 1 way and almost 150 meters away. Its free to come there and visit with the houses of monks and caretaker around which asked me 20baht while roaming around.The paint is not faded but everything are closed not allowed to enter. A bit dusty and messy with some plastic and dry leaves since I did some photo shoot I picked it up so that it looks good to my photo. Temple of That Luang which is known as a symbol of Laos and an icon of Buddhism in Laos. Not a lot of people but few maybe are visited also but during our time only us are foreigners. You can't expect anything from here as they said one of the prettiest countries in Southeast Asia but also the least visited. This is a challenge for a traveller its a real adventure to explore🤣✌🤞📸🎥.

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