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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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  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
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That Luang Road, Vientiane 01000, Laos
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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

1  Thank eagleandturtle
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

This is a must to do in Vientiane. Our tuk tuk driver took us around all the significant wats including the Great Sacred Stupa. It was well kept and great to see.

Thank Clare832
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The side and rear part of the stupa is under repair. It is a religious pilgrimage site for Laotians and many Thais who visit from across the river. The surrounding colorful temples are a syncretism of Hinduism and Buddhism. One has a large image of...More

1  Thank delacova
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Walked 5kms to reach this place. It is said that the stupa has a piece of Buddha's breastbone. Paid 10k, walked around a square did not see anything but construction. Yes, the inside of the stupa is off limits.

Thank Pınar A
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

About 4km out of town, this is an impressive large, gold stupa surrounded by cloisters. Unfortunately these are being renovated and there is no access inside the buildings. Around the stupa there are a number of other Wats and the whole area is worth a...More

Thank Allen H
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

The area is very big. Good for taking photos. It is about 3km from Phatuxai. The entrance fee is kip 10.000. The Phra Tatlaung is under renovation. You can also find the big sleeping Budha​ beside Phra Tatluang. It is also nice.

Thank meteor101
Reviewed 30 June 2017

The most important national landmark and monument in all of Laos. It is a center of pride and pilgrimage for the nation. This is a very large, gold covered, stupa. One can consider a stupa as a storage monument. Often used as a place to...More

Thank Robert Q
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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.