Ho Phra Keo National Museum

 

Ho Phra Keo
Thanon Setthathirat
Ban Xiengyeun Thong
Muang Chanthaburi
Vientian
Tel: 856 (0) 21 12621
Fax: 856 (0) 21 212619

Timings

8am-12pm, 1pm-4pm daily
Closed public holidays

This museum houses a collection of Buddhist artefacts and religious art. On view are a range of Buddha images in bronze, silver and stone, in different styles. Lao Buddhas in different postures including the famous, "Calling for Rain" posture, which depicts the Buddha standing with fingers pointing towards the ground; "Contemplating the Bodhi Tree" posture, with theb Buddhas' hands crossed at the wrists in front of his body; and "Offering Protection" posture where the open palms of the Buddha are stretched out in front of the body, can also be seen.



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