new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Pha That Luang, Vientiane, Laos I | by danou_info
Back to photostream

Pha That Luang, Vientiane, Laos I

Wat Pha That Luang | Vientiane, Laos

 

Pha That Luang (Lao: ພຣະທາດຫຼວງ, IPA: pʰā tʰâːt lŭaːŋ, 'Great Stupa') is a gold-covered large Buddhist stupa on the eastern outskirts of Vientiane, Laos.Since its initial establishment suggested to be in the 3rd century, the stupa has undergone several reconstructions until the 1930s due to foreign invasions to the area. It is generally regarded as the most important national monument in Laos and a national symbol.

14,854 views
24 faves
19 comments
Taken on August 10, 2010