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Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic4 hours

Program details

Visit of the main temples: Patuxay, "Victory Gate" the gigantic Arch which commemorates those who died in past wars, called Anusawaree by the locals. Proceed then with visit of the most sacred place of all Laos, Pha That Luang, huge stupa which is said to contain the reliquiae of Buddha; the tradition believes that it has been taken in Laos during the III century A.D. In the heart of the city there is the ancient Vat Si Sa Ket which contain more than six thousand images of Buddha, is believed that these images protected the Vat from the terrible destruction made by the Siamese military in 1828. On the opposite side of the road lies the Ho Pra Kheo, Museum of religious
art, characterized by the many bronze Buddha statues.