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That Luang Stupa (Great Sacred Stupa)
First built in 236 of the Buddhist Calendar (307 years before A.D), by the first governor of Vientiane, Phaya Chanthabouri Pasitthisack or Bourchan. It resembled a kiln of about 9 meters high and 10 meters wide. The original was built in 1566 by King Saysetthathirath, and was restored in 1953. The golden stupa is 45 meters tall and is.....

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Sisaket Temple
The only ancient temple remaining intact after the defeat of the Siamese in 1828. It’s located in the center of the old city, where it was built in 1818 by King Anouvong. The old monastery stands intact in its original form and is certainly one of the most interesting in the country. Inside the main hall, the courtyard walls house.....

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Hor Pha Keo Museum
Originally, this ancient temple was built in 1565 by King Sayasetthathirath to house the Emerald Buddha 1565-1779 (lost to the Siamese in 1828) as his personal place worship. It was later reconstructed in 1936. For this reason monks have not taken up residence here unlike other temples in Laos. During the 1970s the temple was converted.....

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Wat Simuang Temple
The original city pillar of Vientiane is found in Wat Simuang located in Ban Simuang village along Setthathirath Road. It was built in the 1956 and is believed to be guarded by the spirit of a local girl called “ Si ” Local legend has it that Nang Si, who was pregnant at the time, leapt to her death as a sacrifice, just as the pillar was being.....

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Patuxay Monument (Victory Arch)   
The memorial monument, Patuxay, was built in 1957 and is perhaps the most prominent landmark in the city. If is situated on Lanexang Avenue. While the arc de Triomphe in Paris inspired the architecture, the design incorporates typical Lao motifs including “Kinnari”, a mythical bird woman. Energetic visitors can climb to the top of the.....

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Hor Trai (Tri Pitaka Library)
Hor Trai is inside Sisaket Temple, is a hall containing many Buddhist manuscripts, which were published in the 18th century. The temple is also renowned for having been featured as the Lao national emblem at the 1970 Osaka Expo in Japan.
Open daily 8:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:00pm.

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Xieng Khouan Buddha Park
The Xieng Khouan Buddha Park was built in 1958 and contains a collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures, scattered amongst gardens and trees. Built about 28 kilometers south of Vientiane at the edge of the Mekong River, the town of Nong Khai in neighboring Thailand can be seen on the opposite side.
Open daily 8:00am - 4:30pm.
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As the capital city of Laos, Vientiane Capital is now taking on a very modern environment. Which is mix of Lao culture and French colonial architecture that dominates some parts of the city, this is rapidly becoming one of Asia’s must-visit cities.

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Sunset by the Mekong River 
Choose your favourite riverside restaurant from the many choices in Vientiane and enjoy fantastic views of the sunset right on the other side of the river (Thailand). Some restaurants provide good views, which include Bor Pen Yang, Tawan Riverside, Khong View, and Moon the night.

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That Dam (Black Stupa)
That Dam or Black Stupa in Vientiane is one of the few ancient stupas that remains after the Siamese occupation in the 17th century. It is located in the center of the town and has become one of the most popular city landmarks. It is quite an interesting sight in the middle of what is quickly becoming, a modern city. Since it has not.....

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Museum Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise, or COPE, is a locally run non-profit working with partners to provide rehabilitation service for Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) survivors and other people with disabilities across Laos. The COPE Visitor Centre houses a free permanent exhibition about UXO in Laos, stories from survivors.....

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