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THAT LUANG STUPA (GREAT SACRED STUPA)
First built in 236 of the Buddhist Calendar (307 years before A.D), by the first governor of Vientiane, Phaya Chanthabouri Pasitthisack or Bourchan. It resembled a kiln of about 9 meters high and 10 meters wide. The original was built in 1566 by King Saysetthathirath, and was restored in 1953. The golden stupa is 45 meters tall and is.....
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THAT DAM (BLACK STUPA)
That Dam or Black Stupa in Vientiane is one of the few ancient stupas that remains after the Siamese occupation in the 17th century. It is located in the center of the town and has become one of the most popular city landmarks. It is quite an interesting sight in the middle of what is quickly becoming, a modern city. Since it has not.....
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