Pha That Luang87 Votes Currently Open
- 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
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 Travel Tips
- 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
- You can hire a taxi/car/jumbo/bicycle to get here.
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15.79% 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
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pha That Luang