That Dam is a black stupa located in the city of Vientiane (Laos). It is a stupa originally covered in gold, today is Black Stupa That Dam llma the monument because of its appearance

That Dam Black Stupa in Vientiane

That Dam is a stupa located in the center of Vientiane (Laos). It is popularly known to this monument in Vientiane as the Stupa black, due to the dark color that has acquired the stupa with the passage of time.

Information That Dam Black Stupa in Vientiane

The That Dam stupa is located in the Centre of the city of Vientiane, the Laotian capital. Although it is not known with certainty, it is believed that this stupa was built in the 16th century, originally it covered with gold plates. In the year 1827 the city of Vientiane was razed by the Empire of Siam, where looters took away the Golden plates covering That Dam, leaving only the brick structure. Since the That Dam stupa has not been rehabilitated or has not received the necessary care, all of the stupa is covered with herbs and bricks and stones have been blackened with the passing of the years, so That Dam is popularly known with the nickname of the Black stupa of Vientiane.

That Dam - Vientiane - Laos
That Dam - Vientiane - Laos

Legend of the Black Stupa That Dam

The Lao people has the That Dam stupa is home to a 7-headed dragon who guarded the city of Vientiane against the Empire of Siam. Currently the dragon lies sleeping inside of That Dam.

That Dam Black Stupa - Vientiane - Laos
That Dam Black Stupa - Vientiane - Laos

Entrance fee and opening hours of the Stupa That Dam

Not have to pay admission to visit the stupa That Dam, is free and open access.
The black That Dam stupa is open every day of the year 24 hours a day continuously. This monument is not illuminated, by what we recommend visiting That Dam during daylight hours.

That Dam Black Stupa
That Dam Black Stupa - Vientiane - Laos

How to get the black stupa. That Dam Location

The That Dam stupa is located right in the heart of the city of Vientiane (the capital of Laos), specifically in the Rue Chanthakhoumane Street crossing with the street Rue Bartholonie (next to the American Embassy in Vientiane).

That Dam Stupa (Vientiane, Laos)
That Dam Stupa (Vientiane, Laos)

To reach the That Dam stupa is the best walk, is centrally located in a plaza surrounded by restaurants and wine shops. Another option is to rent a bike (10,000 kip per day, approx. €1) to tour the city and pass through That Dam. For those travelers going by car or a tuk-tuk, the street of the Embassy is cut to traffic, but it is possible to cross walking or bicycling.

Poster for That Dam reach
Poster for That Dam reach

Video of Black Stupa That Dam (Vientiane, Laos)

Although little or nothing remains of the splendor That Dam stupa with its glittering golden plates, and urban planning has reduced space due to the stupa ploliferación restaurants and wine bars that surrounded the Black Stupa, the stupa can be seen here That Dam on video.

Video That Dam Black Stupa - Vientiane - Laos

Related to That Dam Black Stupa

  • Pha That Luang the great golden Pha That Luang stupa, the symbol of Vientiane
  • patuxai the door of victory or the Arc de Triomphe, a nice monument in the center of Vientiane
  • 4000 Islands of the Mekong Si Phan Don islands 4000 Mekong River in southern Laos
  • Buddha park Buddha park with 200 statues, interesting and bizarre at the same time, on the outskirts of Vientiane
  • Ayutthaya the ancient kingdom of Siam, looters That Dam, located in Bangkok (Thailand)