Pha That Luang - Vientiane, Laos

Pha That Luang Entrance

Known as the "Great Sacred Stupa" or "World-Precious Sacred Stupa", Pha That Luang is a national symbol and the most important national monument in Laos. Laotian often said that one can claim he had visited Laos if he happen to witness the magnificent Pha That Luang, otherwise it's just but false claim. It undergone couple of reconstructions due to invasions of the neighboring countries in the past. It is also the symbol of Buddhism and Lao sovereignty.
The people of Laos believe that Pha That Luang was built in the 3rd century as an Indic Temple. It consist of three levels which upon closer look reveals a different characteristics of encrypted Buddhist scriptures.
That Luang (Who said that only people can have nickname?) stands at 147.6 feet high from the ground to its pinnacle. Its walls encircling the stupa are estimated to be 279 feet long. It contains different scriptures of Jayavarman VII, Khmer, and Laos.

That Luang - A South East Asian treasure that depicts a deeper and rich history.


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Roger said...

One of Laos' loveliest monuments. Outstanding pictures.

Roger said...

One of Laos' loveliest monuments. Outstanding pictures.

nightblastz said...

@ Paula..


@ Roger,

Yes..One of Laos Loveliest..Thanks you.

Anonymous said...

Amazing Temples. Stop by at the Swedish Pizza & Baking House on your way there. I did for some pizza.
That Luang one should not miss in Vientiane, Laos.

nightblastz said...

@ anonymous

Exactly my friend. This temple shouldn't be missed.

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