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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

The wonderful emerald Buddha belongs to this temple had been stolen by Thai people during the war, therefore the temple lost its major attraction. Besides that, I found people leaving money (coins and bank notes) on Buddha’s hands or body quite improper.

Thank Frank F
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

It was disappointing visit. Would not recommend this as a place to visit. Wouldn’t even consider recommend this as a place to lilll time. There weren’t much to see at all. While the temple is grand, the artifices within were minimal. Definitely not worth the...More

Thank JenJenE
Reviewed 11 April 2018

try and go at a less busy time and it will be more rewarding. A relatively small temple but just stunning

Thank sankes
Reviewed 7 April 2018

One of the best museum in Vientiane. If you are lovers of artifacts, craving and architecture you should visit this place. The place has turn to become a museum, previously it was a Temple to house the Emerald Buddha (Phra Kaew).

Thank Imran B
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Even though this is a only a great reconstruction of the original temple, you can still feel the history of the place. We saw the stolen emerald Buddha in Thailand, just before arriving here, and feel the pain of the people here who lost their...More

Thank JohnInItaly
Reviewed 6 March 2018

The old temple is already destroyed in the war with Thailand and now the temple is built with the help of other countries. However, the famous Jade Buddha is taken by Thailand.

Thank Boonkeat92
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

As my morning bus to Vang Vieng was full, (Even when it was duly booked the day before... Lao incongruity.... ;-)).... I had a few hours to spend before the next one... So, wandering around, I decided to spend that time in the garden of...More

Thank mrdenis_101
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Nice place for short visit with entrance <$2USD. It has a few Buddha statues but the emerald Buddha has been in Thailand and may not be returned. It has a nice garden; there is a young artist drawing scenes of Laos and selling his drawings,...More

Thank sactokw
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

This is a good stop to enjoy the grounds and taking pictures and the Temple. It has some great history and has been rebuilt many times from all the turmoil in the area. A quite place to sit and reflect.

Thank Perry H
Reviewed 24 November 2017

A peaceful temple with a lot of Buddhist statues. The grounds are well maintained with nice tranquil gardens.

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