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THAT ING HANG (ING HANG STUPA)
This is a sacred stupa and reportedly the burial site for one of Buddha’s bones. It is an important place for Buddhists and is registered as a National Treasure of Lao PDR. It was built about 450 years ago by the King Marukhanakhone to commemorate the Buddha's visit to the site in the past. Buddha is believed to have delivered a sermon to people at the site and later took a rest under the “Hang” tree. This is the reason why the stupa is called That Ing Hang. The annual festival is held every November (Exact date varies according to the lunar calendar, see event and festival page).
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DONG PHOU VIENG NATIONAL PROTECTED AREA
The area covers more than 1,970 square kilometers. This National Protected Area features plenty of greenery and wild life. 31 villages of ethnic minorities are located in the area. It is a perfect ecotourism site as well as a biodiversity preserve. Trekking and home stays in the villages can be arranged during the dry season. The area is located about 5km from Phine city.
Located along Route No. 9.

   

HORTRAI PIDOK (ANCIENT BUDDHIST SCRIPTS LIBRARY)
This is an impressive old structure originally built in the 17th century. It is the most important repository of palm leaf books written in Burmese Pali, Khmer and ancient Lao alphabets in Laos. There are currently 4,000 books containing 361 different stories. The books are maintained in good condition by monks and novices, as well as the local people....
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HEUN HIN (STONE HOUSE)
Heun Hin literally means "Stone House" and is believed to have been one of the 121 rest houses constructed by King Jayavarman VII (1181-1218) along the roads which once connected every corner of the Khmer Empire. Therefore, it shares similar.....
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