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Address: Rue Setthathirat Street | near Wat Si Muang, Vientiane 0100, Laos

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This shrine is conveniently located next to Simeung Wat and i-cat gallery. It is small but so lovely. The artifacts they have preserved inside are amazing, discovered during... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
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Brisbane, Australia
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is convenient to visit, is beautifully decorated, and has interesting artefacts inside, but there are no explanations for anything, so it is of limited interest to foreign visitors.

Thank fspon
New Delhi, India
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vientiane City Pillar Shrine is historical monument showing cultural heritage of Laotian people. It also shows local architecture of Laos. If you love to see local heritage and architecture, then you will surely love this place. The place calm and soothing.

Thank harish_gd
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71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This shrine is conveniently located next to Simeung Wat and i-cat gallery. It is small but so lovely. The artifacts they have preserved inside are amazing, discovered during the excavation and the very reason for building the temple. It would be a richer experience if there were more signs and explanations of what is what and why these items are... More 

Thank LusakaSushidog
Xalapa, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The Pillar Shrine is interesting for local people but there is not much to see and of minor interest for foreign visitors

Thank bruno123452015
Bangkok, Thailand
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Like every major town in the region, Vientiane now has its own gilded phallic symbol to ward off bad luck, or attract good fortune. Built on a prime piece of land near the city centre, the government didn't spare any cost or effort on this structure. It is not a temple, as some here claim, but a shrine with origins... More 

Thank Philip R
Vientiane, Laos
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This sacred place is peaceful and beautiful, it will show you the history of Vientiane. Good place to visit as it is just next to another must visit place : Wat Si Meuang.

Thank Ketsamay R
Bangkok, Thailand
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64 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I met this place by walk to Srimuang Temple.That was big and have beautiful style.This place was no people know and visit but have some great impress for the art of this place here.No more charge to sightseeing here.

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is the site of the "city pillar" of Vientiane. The story of it's placement is dramatic. It is in the smaller room behind the main temple and is wrapped in a holy cloth.

Thank Gary N
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250 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Very picturesque place to visit .Bit far out but worth the trip .Lovely grounds to walk around too .Quite a few people there to so very popular place .

Thank 5151
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 811 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

A beautiful temple in a prominent location along Setthathirat Street. It was built on the spot where 473 stone city pillar fragments dating back to the 4th or 5th century were unearthed along with other artifacts. An attractive temple, it stands out as a landmark in the city centre.

Thank nellielim

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