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Address: That Luang Road, Vientiane 01000, Laos
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A 24-carat, 45-meter high Buddhist shrine.

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Pha Tat Luang is a popular place for locals and visitors alike, and the structure is said to be typically Laotian - a bit squarish and squat. Painted golden, it is stunning in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 March 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Pha Tat Luang is a popular place for locals and visitors alike, and the structure is said to be typically Laotian - a bit squarish and squat. Painted golden, it is stunning in the afternoons when the sun shines directly on the West side. Try to visit the pagoda just to the south of it and see the Bodhi tree... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Very well maintained grounds, not crowded with tourists and the souvenir shops outside are not expensive at all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

This gilded, imposing stupa has become the iconic symbol of Vientiane. Surrounded by temples, with pristine grounds, it is hard to find a more photogenic monument anywhere in Laos. Best viewed on a sunny day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Quite place with less tourist and a nice lying Buddha statue. It's about 20 min from the main attractions. Some other temples are around, worth to go then..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Yea, I only figured this out when I was at this gold covered gigantic Buddhist stupa in the centre of the city! The large grounds surrounding the golden stupa contain several other Buddhist structures. In front of the That Luang is a statue of King Setthathirat, King of the Lan Xang Kingdom and founder of the monument. Such long history... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

Yes this one of the places You have to visit in Vientiane. It is impressive also when it is mostly part of the modern history and an interesting example of how a revolutionary movement incorporated the dominant religion and made peace. Around there are several golden halls but also some old artefacts.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

I never getting tired of visiting places like Stupas, Pagodas or Temple but this is one I pretty much liked. It is from my perspective worth to visit this place of silence.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

This pagoda is not really big but it's awesome and beautiful. I love the gold color. The area was clean and comfortable

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

This golden stupa is the national symbol for Laos. There are some buddha statue around the stupa wall.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed walking around this awesome stupa said to contain the ashes of past royals and also claimed to have been built over the original royal stupa from thousands of years ago. The temples and statues and lovely open surroundings around this area are also worth a walk around.

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