Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), Vientiane

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An impressive but slender 45 m (148 ft) gilded structure surrounded by high walls, Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) imposes itself with its beauty as a symbol of Lao-style Buddhism. A national symbol, which made it on the country’s official seal, the complex is believed to enshrine a breast bone of Buddha brought by a Hindu missionary sent by King Ashoka as early as the third century CE. This most revered national monument features a huge statue of a gilt reclining Buddha, and a statue of King Setthathirath, the founder of the present-day stupa built in 1566, erected in front of the main entrance. The complex lies some 4 km (2.5 mi) north of Vientinane. By using our Vientiane trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) and other attractions in Vientiane.
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  • Very interesting right in town. The only criticism is that there should be more historic and cultural history. Western would not even know it was religious and ancient and preserved for its cultural.....  more
    Very interesting right in town. The only criticism is that there should be more historic and cultural history. Western would not even know it was religious and ancient and preserved for its cultural.....  more »
  • That Luang Vientiane is a historical and cultural site of Laos, a sacred place that the Lao people have long worshiped.golder stupa, the location in the centre of downtown vientiane, not far from... 
    That Luang Vientiane is a historical and cultural site of Laos, a sacred place that the Lao people have long worshiped.golder stupa, the location in the centre of downtown vientiane, not far from...  more »
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  • That Luang is the national symbol and most important religious monument of Laos. Foreigners entrance fee 30,000 kip & locals 10,0000 kip. The temple is wonderful, pretty well maintained. For three days during the full moon of the twelfth lunar month (November) you can enjoy the most important festival in Vientiane: the Theravada Buddhists festival. I’d definitely recommend visiting this place

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