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Place Vientiane

Pha That Luang is a gold-covered large Buddhist stupa in the centre of the city of Vientiane, Laos. Since its initial establishment, suggested to be in the 3rd century AD, the stupa has undergone several reconstructions as recently as the 1930s due to foreign invasions of the area. It is generally regarded as the most important national monument in Laos and a national symbol.

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Patuxai

Discover Patuxai in Vientiane, Laos: When the USA donated cement and funds to expand the airport in Laos, the Laotians built a massive monument instead.

Atlas Obscura 2019
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Lao National Museum

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World Heritage Site 1992
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Ban Chiang Archaeological Site

Ban Chiang is considered the most important prehistoric settlement so far discovered in South-East Asia. It marks an important stage in human cultural, social and technological evolution. The site presents the earliest evidence of farming in the region …

Atlas Obscura 2021
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Phu Phra Bat Historical Park

Discover Phu Phra Bat Historical Park in Tambon Mueang Phan, Thailand: An amalgam of precariously balanced boulders, ancient petroglyphs, and Buddhist shrines.

Atlas Obscura 2018
57.97km
Hidden Buddhas of Elephant Palace

A mysterious cluster of Buddha sculptures carved into the rocks in Laos.

Atlas Obscura 2018
2.39km
The COPE Museum of Laos

Discover COPE Visitor Centre in Vientiane, Laos: In the world's most bombed country relative to its size, this incredible organization helps pick up the pieces.

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