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Ho Pra Keo

Rue Setthathirath, Vientiane 0100, Laos
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Rue Setthathirath, Vientiane 0100, Laos
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Hi Pra Keo is a very nice building and the grounds are well kept. I went there as part of a city tour and it helped having the history explained and also seeing some old photos of the place. It is easy to walk to...More

Thank Irish_Kiwi77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a long long and interesting history on Pra Keo famous Emerald Bhuddha of Laos and Thailand-now ended up in Wat Pra Keo Bangkok Whatever the history the place is beautiful calm dignified place to visit to appreciate the history of Laos and Lan...More

Thank Spiderdog49
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entrance fee applies and also dress code, however it is worth the visit for the temple is beautiful inside and the grounds are also nicely kept.

Thank 973devon2014
Reviewed 23 March 2017

As you will learn--this is the home of the Emerald Buddha except that it was taken to Thailand like two hundred years ago. So other than that story this is pretty much a typical temple. Beautiful place--but the temples do begin to look alike after...More

Thank chesterchandler
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Since it is located next to Wat Sisaket, which is a must do destination in Vientiane, you may as well have a look at this temple too. Entrance fee is below 1 $. It houses a very tiny museum with some interesting steles, otherwise nothing...More

Thank pierremichelshanghai
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We visited Wat Siskaset and then found this temple across the street. It's a fairly small temple and there wasn't so much to see so we only spent around 15 minutes there but it's a beautiful temple nonetheless! There were signs saying it cost 5000...More

Thank jtaylor946
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is the wat where the emerald Buddha was in situ until moved to Bangkok by the Thais. There are numerous artifacts, primarily Buddhas. here

Thank gsrs
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This temple was built to house the statue of the smaragd Buddha which had been brought to Laos from Chiang Mai. The original temple was built of wood, it was destroyed - like so many other temples - by the Siamese invasion. The statue can...More

Thank ACL3112
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Yet another temple! Quite imposing from the outside with lots of gold, yet modern tiled steps leading up. We visited on a Peregrine tour so fee was included. Don't know whether it's worth the small entrance fee to get in, as you see enough from...More

Thank Suzanne2303
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I didn't get much from visiting this temple. No photography of any kind allowed inside which is where a lot of poorly lite artifacts under glass exist. The most interesting thing on the premises are they three odd carved tree trunks off to the side....More

Thank Bryan H
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