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

  • 95% of people who visit Vientiane include Pha That Luang in their plan

  • 57.88% of people start their Pha That Luang visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Pha That Luang

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

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

People normally club together Patuxay Monument and Vientiane Orchidees while planning their visit to Pha That Luang.

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

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Pha That Luang, Vientiane Reviews

  • Very nice place to visit... but if you are travelling in afternoon make sure to keep your umbrella as you have to walk around too much near temples and there are four to five small Buddha temple... Also there is an entry fees which is not too much. Inside that campus you will also find village restaurant where you can hire local costume to wear and click some nice pictures...

  • Biggest Buddha temple in Vientiane. Large open area and many temple buildings adjacent to each other. There is a 10k kip entry ticket for That Luang museum that is where the stupa in a golden colour. This is symbol of Laos and a must visit place in Vientiane.

  • National symbol of Laos. Anyone visiting the country should stop here. It's believed that a piece of the Buddha's collarbone is in there somewhere. This place was nearly empty, and a beautiful place to wander around. There's lots of temples adjacent to it. Entry was cheap, like 10k. A little more than a dollar.

  • Symbol of Lao is This center call That Luang. Major Buddhist temple and tourist location for foreigners. Have many beautiful temple surrounding That Luang. When Lao new year in mid April This place are pack with over 100 thousands people coming to worship the Buddha.

  • one of the most famous tourist attraction spot of Vientiane, this place is a national icon symbolic sacred place of Laos people, worth for visiting place

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