Pha That Luang –The Great Sacred Stupa in Vientiane

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Pha That Luang - The Great Sacred Stupa in Vientiane

In search for that great Asian landmark that is truly genuine? Depends on what you’re particularly eyeing for. But if it’s that golden-like feel, then look no further. One of the best masterpieces that you’ll is in fact in Laos. Find it in Ventienne. It’s the Great Stupa known as Pha That Luang.

bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Laos :: Pha That Luang –The Great Sacred Stupa in Vientiane
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Laos :: Pha That Luang –The Great Sacred Stupa in Vientiane
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Laos :: Pha That Luang –The Great Sacred Stupa in Vientiane

Every transport here is a good option when we are talking about money, because everything is dirt cheap! Good deal, right? Reaching here, the first thing that you’ll notice, even from afar, is the regal gold arching the walls of the Pha That Luang. Yes, the Stupa!  You know in China, they have that wow Great Wall, and in Cambodia they have their wow Angkor Wat. Well, here in Laos, it’s this. Wait till you get in - wow.

bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Laos :: Pha That Luang –The Great Sacred Stupa in Vientiane
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Laos :: Pha That Luang –The Great Sacred Stupa in Vientiane
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Laos :: Pha That Luang –The Great Sacred Stupa in Vientiane

This place clearly embodies how these Lao people value culture, religion, and gold. The place is embellished with these three aspects. In fact, the different layers and intricacies of the stupa represent different things related to Buddhism. Having said this, the place is for sightsee and learning. No extraordinary rigorous activities can be done within the walls of this landmark. 

First things first – bring sunscreen. The place is too open and the sun is normally in full performance. Sunscreen and shades and all that protection will help you enjoy the place more. Next, don’t forget to use your camera zoom. The best pictures of the place can be captured not only by panorama or wide angle vantage point, but even the zoom ones. Golden zoom! Be sure to go at the back end where you’ll find a small flee market with dirt cheap souvenir finds too. Mother of dirt cheap, it’s almost free!

bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Laos :: Pha That Luang –The Great Sacred Stupa in Vientiane
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Laos :: Pha That Luang –The Great Sacred Stupa in Vientiane
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Laos :: Pha That Luang –The Great Sacred Stupa in Vientiane

Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 53 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the edges of after-office hours and (un)limited holidays.

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