Pha That Luang

Located in the downtown of Vientiane, Pha That Luang - Great Sacred Stupa is an enormous gold-covered Buddhist Stupa. Great Sacred Stupa is considered as the most important monument of the city and a must-see tourist attraction.

Pha That Luang

Constructed in the 16th century (built 1566, reconstructed 1930) – was originally built as a Hindu temple in the 3rd century. Great Sacred Stupa is known to be a national symbol of the country and a religious symbol of Laotian Buddhism. The architecture of this monument follows strictly traditional Laos Culture, by dividing it into three parts, with a total height of 147.6 feet (approx. 45m). You can find there a perfect mixture of beautiful architecture, ornamental decorations, parks and Lao culture inside.

It is a good idea to carry with you a good wide-angle camera during the visit, to take a great picture of the scenic beauty of the massive temple. It is such a peaceful, clean and well-maintained place in Laos.

Pha That Luang, Vientiane

Distance from Vientiane city: Approx. 5km

Opening hours: Every day from 8:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 16:00.

Best time to visit go is surely in dry seasons (Oct till Feb), but the most special time is between October and November when Lao's most important Buddhist festival - the Boun That Luang Festival is taking place. In this colourful celebrations, the mass of local peoples coming to pay homage to the stupa. There are many parades, traditional performances, and religious ceremonies organized over 3 days (and nights).

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