Pha That Luang, Vientiane
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Pha That Luang, Vientiane

#Monastery in Vientiane

Pha That Luang is a gold-covered large Buddhist stupa in the centre of Vientiane, Laos; a symbol of Buddhist religion and Lao sovereignty. Legend has it that Ashokan missionaries from India erected a tâht (stupa) here to enclose a piece of Buddha's breastbone as early as the 3rd century BC.

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Time people usually spend here:
3 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
17.9767593°N, 102.6343238°E
Distance from Vientiane city center to Pha That Luang, Vientiane
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Read traveller's reviews about Pha That Luang, Vientiane..

Overall Rating:4.4

  '3' out of 5
"It is worth a stop. Sadly, it's been repainted in a gaudy gold paint which makes it look cheap, very unfortunate. The other structures next to it are more attractive."
  '3' out of 5
"Not exactly the shining gold stupa that you see in many photos, it's actually quite dirty. The experience was a bit disappointing for us."
  '3' out of 5
"Great stupa but maybe they should clean it one day! Its allmost black instead of gold!"
  '4' out of 5
"wonderful but not as impressive as I'd expected. good on monday afternoon as it's quiet. entrance to the stupa is till 4pm but lots of interesting things to see after that, eg big reclining golden buddha statue"
  '5' out of 5
"The most beautiful and iconic of Lao PDR you have to visit once in your life time "

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