Ho Phra Keo (Vientiane, Laos) Reviews
Description:A museum in Vientiane, Laos housing Buddhist sculpture and artifacts.
Newest Review: ... next to the former Presidential Palace on the south side of Setthathirath road and opposite Wat Si Saket (which I reviewed on here recently ) so it is very easy to get from one to the other. OUR VISIT We arrived here just before it was due to close as we tried to fit in far too much in one day and it poured with rain the whole day which made getting around very challenging too. The first ... more
Customer Ho Phra Keo (Vientiane, Laos) Reviews (1)
by - written on 03/07/12 (Very useful, 48 readings)
Ho Phra Keo Thanon Settathirat, Vientiane This temple Ho Phra Keo was originally called "Wat Phra Keo" which means "Temple of the Emerald Buddha" as it was the original home of this famous Buddha image which was stolen by Laotians from the Thais in 1551 and then retaken by the Thais in 1778 and now lives in the temple in Bangkok. It is now called "Ho Phra Keo" which means "Altar of the Emerald Buddha" as sadly that is all that remains of the Emerald Buddha here. OPENING TIMES AND PRICE This temple is open from Monday to Sunday from 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM and then again from 01:00 PM to 04:00 ... Read the complete review