Pha That Luang (Lao: ວຽງຈັນ or ທາດຫຼວງ, IPA: [tʰâːt lwǎːŋ] 'Great Stupa') is a gold-covered large Buddhist stupa in the centre of the city of Vientiane, Laos. Since its initial establishment, suggested to be in the 3rd century AD, the stupa has undergone several reconstructions as recently as the 1930s due to foreign invasions of the area. It is generally regarded as the most important national monument in Laos and a national symbol.
Buddhist missionaries from the Mauryan Empire are believed to have been sent by the Emperor Ashoka, including Bury Chan or Praya Chanthabury Pasithisak and five Arahata monks who brought a holy relic (believed to be the breastbone) of Lord Buddha to the stupa in the 3rd century BC. It was rebuilt in the 13th century as a Khmer temple which fell into ruin.
Ind Voyager | Mar 11, 2018
Very nice place to visit... but if you are travelling in afternoon make sure to keep your umbrella as you have to walk around too much near temples and there are four to five small Buddha temple... Also there is an entry fees which is not too much. Inside that campus you will also find village restaurant where you can hire local costume to wear and click some nice pictures...
Zak Malimar | Apr 1, 2018
Symbol of Lao is This center call That Luang. Major Buddhist temple and tourist location for foreigners. Have many beautiful temple surrounding That Luang. When Lao new year in mid April This place are pack with over 100 thousands people coming to worship the Buddha.
Jinyeung Chae | Mar 15, 2018
One of the famous place to visit. If you visit Vientiane, Laos, you shouldn't miss the place. Around early Feb, there is the event for 1,000 monks. If you want something special, Must visit see it!
George Lienemann | Apr 6, 2018
Pha That Luang is considered the most holy Buddhist site in Laos. As a photographer I would recommend not going when the sun is at it's highest, hope for some clouds in the sky and try to get some people in the photo to to give the monument some perspective and life.
Andrew Schultz | Mar 10, 2018
Just another temple to look at, some of the vendors there were interesting. There was a guy with a mobile print station taking portraits for people in front of the temple. In addition to that there were women selling ice cream and some that sold caged birds that you release.
Vasanth Kumar | Jun 10, 2018
Biggest Buddha temple in Vientiane. Large open area and many temple buildings adjacent to each other. There is a 10k kip entry ticket for That Luang museum that is where the stupa in a golden colour. This is symbol of Laos and a must visit place in Vientiane.
Sean Gauthier | May 15, 2018
National symbol of Laos. Anyone visiting the country should stop here. It's believed that a piece of the Buddha's collarbone is in there somewhere. This place was nearly empty, and a beautiful place to wander around. There's lots of temples adjacent to it. Entry was cheap, like 10k. A little more than a dollar.
Huang Wzhong | Jun 4, 2018
one of the most famous tourist attraction spot of Vientiane, this place is a national icon symbolic sacred place of Laos people, worth for visiting place
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