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Haw Phra Kaew, also written as Ho Prakeo, Hor Pha Keo and other similar spellings, is a former temple in Vientiane, Laos. It is situated on Setthathirath Road, to the southeast of Wat Si Saket.

Kaysone Phomvihane Museum Opened in 1995 to celebrate the late president’s 75th birthday, the Kaysone Phomvihane Museum serves as a tribute to Indochina’s most pragmatic communist leader. The museum is a vast Vietnamese-style celebration of the cult of Kaysone, a cult he himself never encouraged.

The Lao National Museum is located in Vientiane, Laos. It was founded as the national museum highlighting the revolution of the 1970s and is located in a French colonial building. Address: Rue Samsenthai, Vientiane, Laos Phone: +856 21 212 460

The Lao People’s Army History Museum in Vientiane, Laos is located near the Ministry of Defense on Kaisone Phomvihane Road. Established in 1976, the museum contains weapons, tools, and photos of the Lao People’s Army during the revolutionary period from 1950 until the liberation for independence of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic in 1975.

Lao Textile Museum is quite well known for its silk woven products. The country’s Silk fabric is appreciated for its exquisite beauty and fine workmanship.

Patuxai is a war monument in the centre of Vientiane, Laos, which was built between 1957 and 1968. The Patuxai is dedicated to those who fought in the struggle for independence from France. Address: P.D.R, Vientiane, Laos Phone: +856 20 77 724 569

That Luang is a gold-covered large Buddhist stupa in the centre of Vientiane, Laos. Since its initial establishment, suggested to be in the 3rd century, 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.

Police Museum, this museum used to originally belong as part of the Lao People’s Army History Museum, but a separation in 2005 helped to create the ideal of having a separate facility dedicated to the security forces of the country.

That Dam is a large stupa located in Vientiane, Laos. Many Laotians believe it is inhabited by a seven-headed n?ga who tried to protect them from an invasion by the Siamese army in 1827. Address: Chantha Khoumane Road

Wat Ong Teu Mahawihan is one of many Buddhist Monasteries that are present in the city of Vientiane in Laos.

Wat Si Muang or Simuong is a Buddhist temple located in Vientiane, the capital of Laos. The temple was built in 1563, within the former Kingdom of Lan Xang. Located near the eastern entrance to the city centre, the small temple was built on the ruins of a Khmer Empire Hindu shrine, the remains of which can be seen behind the ordination hall.

Wat Si Saket is a Buddhist wat in Vientiane, Laos. It is situated on Lan Xang Road, on the corner with Setthathirat Road, to the northwest of Haw Phra Kaew, which formerly held the Emerald Buddha. Address: Ave Lane Xang, Vientiane, Laos Phone: +856 20 56 777 272