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STUPA IN XIENG KHOUANG
 
THAT FOUN STUPA
Located in downtown Muang Khoun, That Foun was built in 1576 the same time as the original That Luang stupa in Vientiane Capital. The stupa was erected to cover ashes of Lord Buddha that were brought from India. During a time when Buddhism was proliferating Laos. That Foun was destroyed by air craft in 1966 during the war.
   
THAT CHOMPHET STUPA
Built in the same period as That Foun and located near by, The Chomphet was created to evoke Buddhist values, inspiring truth and clarity. At the core of Buddhism is the belief the only merit-making (i.e. doing good deeds, maintaining morality and respect) will bring happiness, progress and prosperity. That Chomphet was almost completely destroyed in 1966 during the war.
 

 

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