That Louang ~ Vientiane
Feb 15, 2002

That Louang is Laos's most holy stupa and has become it's national symbol (see Laos' seal) Though it was originally thought to have been built in the 17th century, the current structure is only about 70 years old - it was rebuilt in the 1930s after it's destruction in 1870 by Chinese bandits looking for gold.

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