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Pha That Luang
Pha That Luang meaning Great Stupa is a large Buddhist Stupa that is covered in gold and situated in the center of Vientiane. We spoke to a local Lao who said that Pha That Luang was formerly build as a Hindu temple and later Buddhist missionaries and Arahata monks bought a holy relic of Lord Buddha to the Stupa. The history of this place is pretty interesting. Each of the three levels of the Stupa mirrors a part of the Buddhist doctrine. This is not just a national symbol but is considered as a very important national monument in Laos and is 44 m high.
Floating down the Mekong River is perhaps the most scenic route into Laos. Traversing through mountain forests and gorges, it flows on the borders of Thailand and Laos. The 7th longest river in Asia, it shows you vistas of Laos' natural splendor, that few other places can. A boat trip on the Mekong can easily be booked on the piers at Huay Xai and Pakbeng. Another convenient but pricier option is to book a boating package at one of the guesthouses in Laos.