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Pha That Luang
Pha That Luang

Pha That Luang (Paa T-had Lu-uang) (Great Stupa in Laos) is a Buddhist temple in Vientiane, Laos. It was built in the 16th century under King Setthathirat on the ruins of an earlier 13th century Khmer temple, which the Lao believe was in turn built on a 3rd century Indian temple built by Buddhist missionaries from the Mauryan Empire who were sent by the Emperor Ashoka.[citation needed] Relics of The Buddha are said to be contained here. Download high resolution version (480x640, 62 KB)Pha That Luang temple in Vientiane. ... Download high resolution version (480x640, 62 KB)Pha That Luang temple in Vientiane. ... A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by... WaT (Wentz and Teppei) is a Japanese pop duo, composed of singer/songwriters Eiji Wentz and Teppei Koike. ... Vientiane (IPA: //, Lao Viangchan) is the capital city of Laos, situated in the Mekong Valley. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... Setthathirath (1534-1572) is considered one of the great leaders in Lao history. ... (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... The Khmer people are the predominant ethnic group in Cambodia, accounting for approximately 90% of the 13. ... // Overview Events 212: Constitutio Antoniniana grants citizenship to all free Roman men 212-216: Baths of Caracalla 230-232: Sassanid dynasty of Persia launches a war to reconquer lost lands in the Roman east 235-284: Crisis of the Third Century shakes Roman Empire 250-538: Kofun era, the first... A missionary is traditionally defined as a propagator of religion who works to convert those outside that community; someone who proselytizes. ... The Mauryan empire (321 to 185 BCE), at its largest extent around 230 BCE. The Lion Capital of Asoka, erected around 250 BCE. It is the emblem of India. ... Allegiance: Magadhan Empire Rank: Emperor Succeeded by: Dasaratha Maurya Reign: 273 BC-232 BC Place of birth: Pataliputra, India Battles/Wars Kalinga War Emperor Ashoka the Great (Devanagari: अशोक(:); IAST transliteration: , pronunciation: ) (304 BC–232 BC) (Imperial Title:Devanampiya Piyadassi ie He who is the beloved of the Gods who, in... Standing Buddha, ancient region of Gandhara, northern Pakistan, 1st century CE. Gautama Buddha was a South Asian spiritual leader who lived between approximately 563 BCE and 483 BCE. Born Siddhartha Gautama in Sanskrit, a name meaning descendant of Gotama whose aims are achieved/who is efficacious in achieving aims, he...


Pha That Luang was destroyed by the Thai invasion in the 19th century, then later restored to its original design. The architecture of the temple includes many references to Lao culture and identity, and so has become a symbol of Lao nationalism. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Eugène Delacroixs Liberty Leading the People, symbolising French nationalism during the July Revolution. ...


Pha That Luang is now gated, to keep traffic out. Before you could drive around the whole temple.

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Laos - Vientiane - Pha That Luang (561 words)
Haw Pha Kaew Temple and Pha That Luang Temple.
Pha That Luang Temple was originally built on the ruins of a 13th century Khmer Temple.
Pha That Luang was finally restored in the early 1900s by the new rulers, the French.
Laotian Architecture: Pha That Luang Temple (247 words)
Pha That Luang (The Great Stupa or Sacred Reliquary) is the most significant Laotian religious and national monument.
A Siamese invasion of 1828 led to massive destruction of the capital and virtual abandonment of That Luang.
The present structure is a French-directed reconstruction from the 1930s--made to replace an earlier botched French reconstruction of 1900-- and is based on the detailed drawings from the late 1860s by the talented French architect and explorer Louis Delaporte.
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