Pha That Luang : Vientiane, Laos

Located in Vientiane, Pha That Luang (“Great Stupa in Lao”) is one of the most significant monument in Laos. The stupa has several terraces with each level representing a different stage of Buddhist enlightenment.

The lowest level represents the material world; the highest level represents the world of nothingness. Pha That Luang was built in the 16th century on the ruins of an earlier Khmer temple.

Pha That Luang was smashed by a Siamese invasion in 1828, then later reconstructed by the French in 1931.

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Pha That Luang

Article Title: Pha That Luang : Vientiane, Laos

Short Description: Pha That Luang is a gold-covered large Buddhist stupa in the centre of the city of Vientiane, Laos. Since its initial establishment, suggested to be in the 3rd century, the stupa has undergone several reconstructions as recently as the 1930s due to foreign invasions of the area. It is generally regarded as the most important national monument in Laos and a national symbol.

Author: Ruang-Ampon Buniad

Publisher - Orgnization: Asia Travel Gate

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Pha That Luang : Vientiane, Laos was last modified on October 2, 2018 by Ruang-Ampon Buniad

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