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Address: Chantha Khoumane Road | Between the Fountain and the Victory Monument, Vientiane, Laos
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Landmark of Vientiane

Not an amazing landmark but worth a look when passing by. This stupa was apparently once covered in gold but that all got stolen a long time ago. Now it's covered in grass / moss... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
West Midlands
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West Midlands
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not an amazing landmark but worth a look when passing by. This stupa was apparently once covered in gold but that all got stolen a long time ago. Now it's covered in grass / moss so it seems. Lots of cars parked around and a few shops and eateries.

Thank SarahSchad
Nonthaburi Province, Thailand
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

That Dam is a part of tale of Vientiane. Now it is a historical site surrounding by Pizza shop, coffee shop and nearby the old American Embassy.A few tourist visit this place in Summer day.

Thank krida802000
Hervey Bay, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This poor neglected Stupa must once have been amazing ... But you wouldn't know it from walking past. It was very near out hotel, and we could see it from the window, so thought we would read up on it ... an interesting tale, of all the gold being stolen off of it by the Siamese when they conquered Vientiane,... More 

Thank Smudge L
Devon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting stupa creating a roundabout but actually in a very quiet area so easy to walk around it and get photos. It is in need of a clean up again as there are a great number of weeds growing out of it again. As it is centrally located it is worth a visit and a photo.

Thank 973devon2014
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313 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fairly large structure, supposedly it was once covered by gold plates, which were ransacked some 2 centuries back by the Thais. The grounds of the roundabout surrounding the stupa is well kept. Be aware that the guards of the American embassy, close to the stupa don't encourage pictures being taken from close to the embassy.

Thank ptrav9
Bangkok, Thailand
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nothing to exaggerate about, A single stand stupa in the middle of the town. I guess they just leave it as it is without wanting to restore or maintain it. there are random cafes around for you to sit back and relax.

Thank Beebisbiz
Corner Brook, Canada
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746 reviews
266 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Rustic genuine untouched. In a quiet little enclave. Serene to just walk by and feel s but if the past without any commercial influences

Thank Nlenigma
Toronto, Canada
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This Stupa is definitely neglected. I thought I was going to spend more than 1 minute at the site which is surrounded by a roundabout. Vegetation growing on the Stupa makes it look a furry temple or as someone has stated a 'chia pet'. You should see it enroute to another attraction.

Thank Northernchaos
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,822 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

A block or so from Nam Phou Fountain and surrounded by a roundabout is Vientiane’s impressive Black Stupa. Laotians believe it’s inhabited by a 7-headed naga that tried to protect residents from the 1827 Thai army invasion. It was constructed in the early 1100s—nine centuries ago! Given that incredible age, it is surprisingly intact. No spirit or cremation remains inhabit... More 

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East Riding of Yorkshire
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Nice to walk past on the way to somewhere else but not necessary a location in itself, Why not stop for a coffee and take a few photos.

Thank lawrenceonhumber

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