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Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)

That Luang Road, Vientiane 01000, Laos
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A 24-carat, 45-meter high Buddhist shrine.
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That Luang Road, Vientiane 01000, Laos
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

This is a must visit - if not just to say you have seen the Stupa in Vientiane. And the reclining Buddha is very lovely to see also. Would not recommend paying to get into the stupa as there is nothing more to see inside...More

Thank pettitt11
Reviewed 28 August 2017

It was covered with 500kg gold leaf before Siam's invasion. Now it's still one of the most important stupas in Vientiane, It has become one of the main landmarks of Vientiane and Laos. It was located around 3 km from downtown and you can reach...More

Thank harry_mdj
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Nice attraction. Great picture taking and interesting history. Very spiritual and a great place for all age groups.

Thank jeb1969
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Beautiful gold stupa with fascinating history. Visited during the late afternoon but also went past later when the stupa was lit up at night when it was even more impressive

Thank kathryndob
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The Pha That Luang or “Great Stupa” is the most important Buddhist monument in Laos. The large golden stupa in Vientiane is believed to enshrine a breast bone of the Buddha. The pagoda also known as That Luang is officially named Pha Chedi Lokajulamani, which...More

Thank Jonas N
Reviewed 1 August 2017

While we felt impressed, we also thought that there were other similar stupas/temples in Laos that we had already visited that were more interesting and atmospheric (see our other reviews). This was big and clearly of significance but somehow lacked the 'feeling' we got from...More

Thank AllanRosemary
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This is a must-see things to do in Vientiane when renovations are completed – about 4 klm’s from downtown where most hotels are situated we went there by tuk tuk for Kip 50,000 – probably negotiable on a quiet day – you are greeted by...More

Thank GDay1044
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

This is a real must to visit and see, you pass the Patuxai on your way visit both . Worth visiting on a sunny day , revisit it in the evening when it is all lit up. You will not be disappointed . Make sure...More

Thank Allen J
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This Stupa is a national symbol for all Laotians and should be visited. I encourage a late afternoon visit (4:30pm) as you will avoid the large crowds and you will have the stupa beautifully lit by late day sun. There is some construction of the...More

Thank The_Canadian_Drifter
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Went today and it's being renovated so everything is covered up but still charge you 10k and you can't see anything , not worth the visit

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18 March 2017|
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Response from Lucy N | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I can't remember but there are lots around the complex
8 December 2016|
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Response from UV1951 | Reviewed this property |
you can review my pictures and see the Scaffolding around.
29 October 2016|
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Response from T S | Reviewed this property |
They are trying to complete the renovation by 12-14 November which is the date of the That Luang festival.