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Black Stupa (That Dam)

Chantha Khoumane Road | Between the Fountain and the Victory Monument, Vientiane, Laos
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Chantha Khoumane Road | Between the Fountain and the Victory Monument, Vientiane, Laos
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Walked around and found a place to eat. If you like geocaching, here is an easy find. There is nothing special to see, it looks like Laotian people are not interested to show this part of history.

Thank Gerard M
Reviewed 5 days ago

An obviously very old Stupa in the middle of a side road – the small surrounding gardens are neatly kept – we were passing at the end of the road so we had a look - another victim of the Thai sacking of the city...More

Thank GDay1044
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It looks like the oldest structure in Vientiane so it is worth a drive by look on your way to some where else. Apparently there is a 7 headed somethingorather there so beware! Cheers, Zac.

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its free, you can walk to it - there's nothing much to see but its a quiet little spot and if you are lucky there's a good coffee cart that is sometimes there. There's something about the lack of "bling" that makes it more appealing.

Thank WhiskeyGirlDublin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing much to see. A lot of cars park around the Black Stupa. It is poor of cleanness. You can see this Stupa when travelling around the city of Vientiane.

Thank meteor101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not much to see. A tower in the middle of a roundabout. No history explained, not well maintened. You can just pass by on the way to other attractions.

Thank Ana Q
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We were walking back from Patuxai to the city center, made a little detour and found this Stupa near the American Embassy. Something nice but not a must, if you missed it in Vientiane, it's ok.

Thank June J
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Not an amazing landmark but worth a look when passing by. This stupa was apparently once covered in gold but that all got stolen a long time ago. Now it's covered in grass / moss so it seems. Lots of cars parked around and a...More

Thank SarahSchad
Reviewed 15 May 2017

That Dam is a part of tale of Vientiane. Now it is a historical site surrounding by Pizza shop, coffee shop and nearby the old American Embassy.A few tourist visit this place in Summer day.

Thank krida802000
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

This poor neglected Stupa must once have been amazing ... But you wouldn't know it from walking past. It was very near out hotel, and we could see it from the window, so thought we would read up on it ... an interesting tale, of...More

Thank Smudge L
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