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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 undergone any renovation, vegetation has started to grow out of it which adds to its charm. According to legend, the Black Stupa was built in the 16th century and it is believed to be the home of the seven-headed dragon that struggled to protect Vientiane, her people, and the entire kingdom from Siamese invaders in 1827.

 That Luang Stupa

 Sisaket Temple

 Hor Pha Keo Museum

 Wat Simuang Temple

 Patuxay Monument

 Hor Trai 

 Xieng Khouan


 Sunset by the Mekong

 That Dam (Black Stupa)

 Cope Visitor Centre