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Black Stupa (That Dam)

Chantha Khoumane Road | Between the Fountain and the Victory Monument, Vientiane, Laos
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Full-Day Vientiane City Tour
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  • Average53%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible1%
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“walk past” (4 reviews)
“weeds growing” (4 reviews)
“its charm” (3 reviews)
Chantha Khoumane Road | Between the Fountain and the Victory Monument, Vientiane, Laos
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's smaller than what I expected. There are some good resturants nearby. Kualao, a famous Laotian resturant is just one block away down the street. The stupa forms a natural round-about for traffic. The locals treats it like small park where they came to sit...More

Thank Geminican
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok it's located in the middle of a roundabout. That Dam (Black Stupa) is claimed to be inhabited by a seven-headed nāga who tried to protect them from an invasion by the Siamese army in 1827. I had to research it to see what it was. Large brick structure...More

Thank G L
Reviewed 1 week ago

not so much to see in this square (beside the stupa itself) but while roaming in downtown you should stop by and take 10 - 20 minutes to admire this black stupa ! now many people go there (at least when i visited i was...More

Thank Bucefalo_Simi
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is hard to describe this place. At the middle of "nowhere", roundabout. Simply walk past...during my own walking tour.

Thank Enhan
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We were on our way from the City centre back to the airport as we do have some spare time left. So we spend a few minutes in this place to take a picture. Glad there is something there to explain what this is all...More

Thank EastmeetsWestAB
Reviewed 10 October 2017

One of the most important structure in this city, it has been left covered with weeds and moss. Stop to have a look if you are passing by.

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This stupa is located very near the water fountain, Nam Phu. Unfortunately, this supposedly historical structure is not very well taken care of. There are weeds grown on this stupa and it is somewhat like an abandoned structure. Many Laotians believe it is inhabited by...More

Thank Concierge3725
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

This is good if you know what to expect. I did but my partner did not and he was not impressed with my mini walking itinerary ha. It's a little stupa in the middle of the road which is covered in moss.

Thank GRC1989
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This attraction, if you could call it that, is surrounded by houses and traffic. I just visited it because it was right next to my hotel.

Thank timgtakl
Reviewed 6 September 2017

A beautiful, if rather neglected stupa. Said to have once been covered in gold but now bare bricks and stucco. Still a place where locals make offerings. Interesting but nothing very exciting. There are a couple of reasonably good restaurants and often a cart selling...More

Thank donandkeo
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