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Pha That Luang

Listed under Temples in Vientiane, Laos.

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The Great Stupa of Vientiane, Pha That Luang, is one of the most important spiritual buildings in Laos, it is also an important symbol of national independence. As much a stronghold as a temple, Pha That Luang is quite a heavy looking temple in the shape of a low pyramid with spired, narrow stupas, like missiles, along its edges and at its centre. It is surrounded by a high wall toped by a cloister with small windows and red lacquer doors. This 16th Century Buddhist temple was built on a 13th Century Khmer temple, built on a 3rd Century Indian temple.

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