The black stupa
What we say:
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 is 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 up-keep! There's little to see here, but there are some charming cafes beside it. Free.
More detailsChantha Khumman Rd
Last updated: 6th August, 2010
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