Pha That Luang
- Vientiane, Muang Saisettha
- full KN2000.00
- Tue-Sun 08:00-16:00
Lonely Planet review for Pha That Luang
The Pha That Luang is the most important national monument in Laos, a symbol of both the Buddhist religion and Lao sovereignty. The monument looks almost like a gilded missile cluster from a distance. Surrounding it is a high-walled cloister with tiny windows, added by King Anouvong in the early 19th century as a defence against invaders.
The temple is the site of a major festival held in early November.