That Dam

The black stupa

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What we say: 2.5 stars

A short walk from the centre of town, this blackened stupa is regarded as more of a landmark than an attraction. It's clearly quite old, but there is no signage or any information about it.

Legend has it that That Dam was home to a seven-headed dragon with the power to protect Vientiane from invaders; perhaps its failure to do so is why this stupa receives no upkeep!

There's little to see here, but there are some charming cafes beside it. Free.

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Chantha Khumman Rd
Last updated: 1st January, 2014
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Born in Aarhus Denmark, Ivana got her first passport at 6 months old and moved to Southeast Asia in 2009 to work as an English teacher and find new cultural windows in which to peep.

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