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Address: Rue Setthathirath, Vientiane 01000, Laos
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One of The Sought Places To Visit Housed the Emerald Buddha

Ho Phra Keo means the Altar of the Emerald Buddha. One of the oldest built in 1565 to house the Emerald Buddha. The Stone Balustrade features a dragon with it's head facing the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This temple is located just across the road 100 mt from Wat Si Saket. It was once a royal temple that was constructed to install the famous Emerald Buddha and now it also have wonderful collection of religious art exhibits. Spiritually elevating and impressive site with brilliant colours and lovely small garden.There is admission ticket.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wat Ho Phra Keo is a beautiful temple set in the lush greenery of a vast and beautiful garden with colourful flowers and shady trees all around. It has maintained its original form without any new paint or makeover and exudes a dignified spiritual aura most conducive for those seeking calm & solace and even for meditation.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful temple and the beauty is mostly outside. They've repainted this place outside so everything is bright and looks new even though it's not. Can't take pictures inside which drives me crazy after you've charged admission but oh well, it was more interesting outside anyways. Won't take you long to visit here.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Ho Phra Keo means the Altar of the Emerald Buddha. One of the oldest built in 1565 to house the Emerald Buddha. The Stone Balustrade features a dragon with it's head facing the ground guarding the building. Beautiful well tended gardens! Defintely a Must See as a Part of Ones' Itinerary when visiting the City!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The name means the altar of the Emerald Buddha! I was really intrigued by the history of this temple, and how it used to house the Emerald Buddha, which is now situated in Bangkok, Thailand! The temple has very beautiful facade, and a Jar from the Jar of Plains is on display there!

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Phuket, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Very nice temple and good for photographer. Just easy walk form Sisaket temple to here and good architecture. This place much to visit in Vientiane and location around easy for motobike parking

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Manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

A beautiful temple in well kept grounds. Interesting artefacts and a lovely atmosphere. Love the detailing on the outside of the temple!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

A green, lovely area and surroundings are nice. Located in the main city centre, it is relatively easy to get to - opposite Wat Si Sa Ket. A great place of history and photo opportunities ( not inside though, which is for obvious reasons being a temple ). A small entrance fee of 5000 kip.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

At current time, the temple goes through renovation and restoration. Exterior is already new and shiny, however you cannot get inside. The admission is free due to construction works. After it is fully open, I think it is worth visiting.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

...about regional temple construction, you should visit Wat Phra Kaeo and neighbouring Wat SiSaket. Opposite to Thai Disney World coloured Temples these two (similar these in Luang Prabang) have been renovated under the French in a kind of traditional way - western influences are less strong than in Thailand cause French architects tried to look for a non western reconstruction... More 

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