Black Stupa (That Dam), Vientiane

2.5
Legend has it that Black Stupa (That Dam) contains a dormant, seven-headed serpent, who guarded the city against the Siamese invasion in the 19th century. Located at the center of a roundabout, the monument is believed to have been built in the 16th century, and was once plated in gold before looters took its precious exterior, leaving it with the bare brick you see today. Stop by for a look at the stupa on your way to one of the nearby restaurants and bars. Arrange to visit Black Stupa (That Dam) and other attractions in Vientiane using our Vientiane online tour itinerary planner.
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  • I literally stumbled across this, was in a bit of a daze, hungry and not really sure what I was after other than knowing I wanted to get out of my hotel. The history of this area is emphasised by...  more »
  • I really liked this little Stupa which is just sitting calmly in the middle of a city roundabout minding its own ancient and secret, sacred business. You will come across it as you do the Vientiane...  more »
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  • Big, old stupa. Nice garden surrounds it with benches to relax on. The traffic circle is quiet. No posted info, so must google.
  • Nice place to relax. I wish there are trees and shade so I can sit under and enjoy my time of serenity.
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