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Viang Chan
Vientiane
Building(s)
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Patuxay (2)
Anousavary
Victory Gate or Gate of Triumph
between 1598 and 1962
Patuxai (literally Victory Gate or Gate of Triumph), formerly the Anousavary or Anosavari Monument, is a monument in the center of Vientiane, Laos built in 1958/1962.

That Dam
Black Stupa
XVIth century
The That Dam is located Thanon Bartholomie (off Thanon Samsenthai near the US embassy).

That Luang (2)
Pha Chedi Lokajulamani
Great Sacred Reliquary - Great Stupa
1566
The most important national monument in Laos is a symbol of both the Buddhist religion and Lao sovereignty. An image of the main stupa appears on the national seal. Its full official name, Pha Chedi Lokajulamani, means World-Precious Sacred Stupa.

Wat Haisok - Wat Hay Sok
Thanon Setthatirat
Wat Haisok is located in front of the Wat Ong Teu

Wat Inpeng (2)
Thanon Setthatirat
Wats Onteu, Inpeng, Mixay and Haisok are along Thanon Setthatirat right in the town center, and therefore the most likely temples to be visited by travelers.

Wat Mixay (2)
Wat Mixayaram
Wats Onteu, Inpeng, Mixay and Haisok are along Thanon Setthatirat right in the town center, and therefore the most likely temples to be visited by travelers.

Wat Ong Teu Mahawihan (5)
Thanon Setthatirat
XVIth century
Wat Ong Teu is in a particularly auspicious location, surrounded by four temples : Wat Inpeng to the north, Wat Mixay to the south, Wat Haysok to the east, and Wat Chan to the west. Its name comes from its most famous inhabitant, a huge (ongteu) bronze Buddha.

Wat Si Saket - Vat Sisaket (4)
Thanon Setthatirat
approx. between 1818 and 1819
The only temple to survive a 19th century invasion, Wat Si Saket is unique among all Vientiane's temples for retaining its original structure, lacking any remodeling. Nearly 7000 depictions of the Buddha inhabit the interior, and a group of large wall murals are well-known for their elaborate portrayal of one of the Buddha's previous lives - a story called Balasankhaya Jataka.
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