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“Cracking - but it needs a clean!”

Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)
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Owner description: A 24-carat, 45-meter high Buddhist shrine.
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Get a tuk tuk out and spend an hour or so here. It is very impressive to see as is all the other bits and bobs surrounding it. ie the reclining Buddha and a simply amazing portrait in the temple next to it. In fact all that surrounds it is impressive to see.

Get in take a closer look ,but its actually a bit underwhelming as it clearly needs just a darn good clean! Outside the complex you wouldnt notice but its very obvious up close. You would think the national monument would be deserving of a bit of a scrub up every now and then.

Anyway, its worth the trip and the tuk tuk trip is fun

Thank Rachwelshy
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Always great to visit a country where there are many temples like in viantiane Laos. Get a local guide who will be able to tell you everything that they know about the legends behind the golden stupa, its rough past and its restoration.

Thank MARCUS C
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

It looks more impressive when viewed from far. Go only if you have time to spare. It may be Laos' national monument, but it has little significance for tourists.

1  Thank clarissachou
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

A short tuk-tuk ride from town, this stupa and the nearby museum are well worth a visit. Exit from the north gate and continue down the lane for some good food and a cold beer on a hot day.

Thank Matthew46176483
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

This enormous stupa is the national symbol of Laos and quiet breathtaking. The square in front of it is a pleasant gathering place for the locals. The reclining Buddha next to but outside the stupa enclosure is also worth a look.

Thank Isto E
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