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That Luang Stupa (Great Sacred Stupa) in Vientiane, Laos
That Luang Stupa (Great Sacred Stupa)

Was first built in 236 of the Buddhist Calendar (307 years Before A.D), by the first governor of Vientiane, Phaya Chanthabouri Pasitthisack or Bourichan. It was like a kiln of about 9 meters high and 10 meters wide.

The original was built in 1566 by King Sayasetthathirath, and was restored in 1953. The Gold stupa is 45 meters tall and is believed to contain a relic of the Lord Buddha. The gold centerpiece of this stupa echoes the curve of an elongated Lotus bud. Today it is the most important national cultural monument.

Symbolizing the coming together of all Lao people it holds a special place in the national psyche. The shrine is the focus of the annual That Luang Festival. The festival is celebrated for 7 days and nights during the twelfth full moon of the Buddhist lunar calendar. Monks are presented with flower offerings and residents enjoy traditional cultural performances.

Open from 08.00 – 16.00, except Mondays and public holidays.


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