Laos, a significant place of Buddhism where majority of people are the follower of Theravada Buddhism. Every aspect of the life and culture of the people of Laos is influenced by Buddhism. Infact, the country is very closely related to Buddhism wrapped with two of the World Heritage site. Laos Buddhism is the basis of Lao culture and a unique version of Theravada Buddhism. Buddhism in Laos is also an important example of animist beliefs and belief in ancestral spirits, particularly in rural areas.
Pha That Luang: The Pha That Luang has preserved the relics of Buddha is placed on a hill about three miles north east of the centre of Vientiane. A stupa festooned here is the refection of Buddhist monument of Laotian nationalism. The stupa is a major tourist destinations and open for visit in between 8 in the morning till noon and then again from 1 in the afternoon to 4 in the evening.
Prior Attractions of Pha That Luang:
- Vangsang Cave Elephant Court
- Wat Ho Prakeo
- Wat Si Saket
- Wat Xieng Khouang Buddha Park
Buddhist Wats: The two important Wats as are:
- Wat Manorom: Wat Manorom, the Royal Palace Museum, Wat Mai, Wat That Luang, Phu Si are its major attracting features.
- Wat Xieng Thong: Wat Mai, Wat That Luang, Wat Wisunalat, Mount Phou Si, Pak Ou Cave, Wat Khili, Wat Sene, Wat Visoun are its ultimate attractions.