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Haw Phra Kaew
Haw Phra Kaew  is a former temple in Vientiane, Laos. It is situated on Setthathirath Road, to the southeast of Wat Si Saket. It was first built in 1565 to house the Emerald Buddha, but has been rebuilt several times. The interior now houses a museum of religious art and a small shop.
Haw Phra Kaew is now used as a museum where some of the best examples of Laos religious art is displayed. A number of Buddhas are placed on the terrace, including stone Buddhas dating from the 6th to 9th century, and bronze standing and seated Buddha of later periods.  More Buddhas images are displayed in the sim - the sim is the main ordination hall where the religious ceremony is conducted.
Issued Country Laos
Issued Year 2009
Category Buddhist Image Buddhist Architect
Type Postage Stamps
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