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Black Stupa (That Dam)

Chantha Khoumane Road | Between the Fountain and the Victory Monument, Vientiane, Laos
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“its charm” (3 reviews)
Chantha Khoumane Road | Between the Fountain and the Victory Monument, Vientiane, Laos
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

That Dam is a part of tale of Vientiane. Now it is a historical site surrounding by Pizza shop, coffee shop and nearby the old American Embassy.A few tourist visit this place in Summer day.

Thank krida802000
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

This poor neglected Stupa must once have been amazing ... But you wouldn't know it from walking past. It was very near out hotel, and we could see it from the window, so thought we would read up on it ... an interesting tale, of...More

Thank Smudge L
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Interesting stupa creating a roundabout but actually in a very quiet area so easy to walk around it and get photos. It is in need of a clean up again as there are a great number of weeds growing out of it again. As it...More

Thank 973devon2014
Reviewed 29 April 2017

A fairly large structure, supposedly it was once covered by gold plates, which were ransacked some 2 centuries back by the Thais. The grounds of the roundabout surrounding the stupa is well kept. Be aware that the guards of the American embassy, close to the...More

Thank ptrav9
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Nothing to exaggerate about, A single stand stupa in the middle of the town. I guess they just leave it as it is without wanting to restore or maintain it. there are random cafes around for you to sit back and relax.

Thank Beebisbiz
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Rustic genuine untouched. In a quiet little enclave. Serene to just walk by and feel s but if the past without any commercial influences

Thank Nlenigma
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This Stupa is definitely neglected. I thought I was going to spend more than 1 minute at the site which is surrounded by a roundabout. Vegetation growing on the Stupa makes it look a furry temple or as someone has stated a 'chia pet'. You...More

Thank Northernchaos
Reviewed 13 April 2017

A block or so from Nam Phou Fountain and surrounded by a roundabout is Vientiane’s impressive Black Stupa. Laotians believe it’s inhabited by a 7-headed naga that tried to protect residents from the 1827 Thai army invasion. It was constructed in the early 1100s—nine centuries...More

2  Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Nice to walk past on the way to somewhere else but not necessary a location in itself, Why not stop for a coffee and take a few photos.

Thank lawrenceonhumber
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We like another reviewer visited this to find a geocache! It is in a very quiet location close to the city centre and quite photogenic. I liked the fact that it had not been restored. That made it seem older and more quenuine. Many locals...More

1  Thank Catherine W
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