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Pha That Luang(Great Sacred Stupa)
Vientiane, Laos

Pha That Luang (Lao: ພຣະທາດຫຼວງ, IPA: [pʰā tʰâːt lwǎːŋ] 'Great Stupa') is a gold-covered large Buddhist stupa in the centre of Vientiane, Laos. Since its initial establishment suggested to be in the 3rd century, the stupa has undergone several reconstructions until the 1930s due to foreign invasions to the area. It is generally regarded as the most important national monument in Laos and a national symbol.



Pha That Luang by ppana, on Flickr


Pha That Luang by aptronym, on Flickr


Pha That Luang by aptronym, on Flickr




Pha That Luang in Vientiane by mcubetravel, on Flickr
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Champasack | Wat Phu | Ancient Khmer temple in Laos

Vat Phou or Wat Phu (Lao: ວັດພູ [wāt pʰúː] temple-mountain) is a ruined Khmer temple complex in southern Laos. It is located at the base of mount Phu Kao, some 6 km from the Mekong river in Champasak province. There was a temple on the site as early as the 5th century, but the surviving structures date from the 11th to 13th centuries. The temple has a unique structure, in which the elements lead to a shrine where a linga was bathed in water from a mountain spring. The site later became a centre of Theravada Buddhist worship, which it remains today.

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date: 11-13th century
location: Champasack province
description: khmer hindu architecture
type: temple
 

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Wat Prakeo
Wat Prakeo is the former royal temple, that previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha before it was looted by the Siamese in the late 18th Century and taken to Bangkok, where it still remains!

 
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