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 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.
More detailsChantha Khumman Rd
Last updated: 1st January, 2014
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