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Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), Vientiane

Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) Overview

Located in the centre of Vientiane, Great Sacred Stupa is an enormous gold-covered Buddhist Stupa. Great Sacred Stupa is considered as the most important monument of the city. Constructed in 17th century, Great Sacred Stupa is known to be a national Symbol of the country and a religious symbol of Laotian Buddhism. The stupa has gone through several reconstructions due to excessive foreign invasion in the area. It is said that Pha That Luang was originally built as a Hindu temple in 3rd century.

 

The architecture reflects the influence of traditional Laos Culture. The monument is divided into three parts. One can see a perfect blend of beautiful architecture, ornamental decorations, parks and Lao culture inside. Do not forget to carry a camera with you on your visit to Great Sacred Stupa. A good wide angle camera would deliver you a great picture of the scenic beauty of the massive temple. It is a tranquil, clean and well maintained place in Laos. There is also a group of buildings nearby that serves as accommodation, kitchens, and schools for the monks and acolytes.

 

Distance From Vientiane City- 5.1 Kilometers or 15 Minutes.
Opening Hours- 8am-noon & 1-4pm Tue-Sun

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