That Dam Black Stupa in Vientiane

Black Stupa Vientiane Laos
That Dam Black Stupa in Vientiane is my picture of the week. This unique statue is said to be built on the cave of a dormant 7-headed dragon which rose to the rescue of the Vientiane population in the 1828 war with Thailand. 

If you are visiting Vientiane, make sure you visit the Stupa which was originally covered with gold and it is one of the most popular ones in town. There is no ticket price as it is a free attraction. 

A number of restaurants and wine bars are located around the place too and is walking distance from the main town area. The nick name 'Black Stupa' comes from the Lao word 'Dam' pronounced Thut Dham

Free to visit and one can spend a good ten minutes here taking photographs before moving on to other attractions. Check out my list of things to do in Vientiane especially if you are a first timer. 

For those with very little time in town, you can easily visit the That Dam Black Stupa in Vientiane by walking here as it is not too far from the center of town. 

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