Spectacular in all its glamour, it stands out bright and golden in the Laos sun. This fabulous temple and surrounds is wanting to be seen in its glamor and colour, welcoming tourist and locals alike to come inside for a peek and marvel at the Golden Temple in Vientiane, Laos.
The Golden Temple is also known as Pha That Luang, a name more known to the locals in Vientiane. The splendid golden structure is surrounded by other pagodas, equally grand in its own architecture design and with the low entrance fee of about a dollar, this popular attraction in Laos is more than worth a visit.
Where is the Golden Temple?
The Golden Temple is smack bang in the heart of Vientiane, the capital city of Laos, it is suggested this grand attraction was built in the 3rd century, although it has been reconstructed several times since. Therefore, when insde you can feel proud to be standing in hundreds of years of tradition and history when in the grounds of the palace.
Getting to this fine attraction is no big deal at all, grab the attention of a tuc tuc driver stationed on just about every corner in the city, mention the name Pha That Luang, or the driver will possibly have a sign with a list of attractions and from there you will get to your destination at a affordable rate.
What to do?
The Golden Palace is simply a great place to sight see and to get your camera out for some great culture photography in Laos. While there are many temples in the country, this beauty is up there as the finest and is popular for all Buddhist on their major holidays throughout the year.
Inside the Grounds of the Palace
Inside the main pagoda, nearest to the entrance, is a great spot to grab a candle and have prayer, perhaps for good health and good luck. In the ceiling of this fabulous structure is an epic artist work about the story of how the Buddha became.
In fact, the grounds of the Golden Temple are full of great architecture, art design and Lao Culture and if you do visit a temple in Vientiane, be sure it is the Pha That Luang, and be prepared to be mesmerised of its beauty and culture.