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Address: That Luang Road, Vientiane 01000, Laos

A 24-carat, 45-meter high Buddhist shrine.

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Come in the afternoon, you can see it is shining! However, don't expect too much when you enter inside pha that luang. Just as same as other temple where there are buddha statues... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Alsager, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2016

This is a beautiful place to visit . The sunlight bounces off the place and lights it up. Some of the temple is out of bounds but you can still walk around. It's in a park next to the partially complete national library . There is a great statue of the former king of Laos here

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

Come in the afternoon, you can see it is shining! However, don't expect too much when you enter inside pha that luang. Just as same as other temple where there are buddha statues and other religious statues/ symbols with no explanation to describe the purpose/ history etc... The only thing that make pha that luang distinctive is its gold colour.

Thank Frem_Mc
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

Witnessing the gold spires of the stupa is stunning in the morning sunlight. The spacious grounds, the statuary, the ornate temple murals all make a visit worthwhile. If you visit Vientiane, take the time to come here.

Thank Guerry D
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

The fameus stupa is the main attraction of the city. But that's the only Reason to go there. The golden colour is wornout. Some buddha sculptures make it interesting. The temples next door are for locals. And the 10.000 kip entrance is too much for the minute to see it all.

Thank Jack P
Warwick, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

The great Stupa is iconic and is on the Lao flag. It's a "must visit" site and charming courtyard, very peaceful and historic

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Reviewed 8 March 2016

Visited the Great Sacred Stupa with friends while visiting various attractions in Vientiane. The Great Sacred Stupa is popular with locals and tourists alike. According to local lore the Stupa was first built as a Hindu temple, which was later redesigned. the Stupa looks very grand in it's enclosure (especially since it is covered in 24 carat gold) and can... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

On the edge of town it's a pleasant enough place to wander round, but don't expect anything like the great Bangkok or Burmese temples, and probably not worth the effort of getting there if you're going on to Luang Prabang.

Thank David B
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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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Quezon City, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 March 2016

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

Thank mimabama
Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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