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That Ing Hang Stupa

Known as Laos’ National Treasure, the 400-year-old That Ing Hang Stupa is one of the most notable attractions in the province of Savannakhet.

Seeing the 9-meter stupa for the first time can make anyone feel as if it has a story to tell, and indeed, it has — not only is That Ing Hang the place where Buddha delivered one of his sermons, it is also believed that this monument is home to Buddha’s spine. Though most of its facade is faded and marked, it still has retained its beautiful decors — intricate carvings and statues of Buddha, and Buddhism’s gods and goddesses can be found all over the stupa’s exterior wall. That Ing Hang Stupa is a sacred place of worship not only for the Lao Buddhists but also for Thai Buddhists in Savannakhet.



The stupa is located at Ban That Village, 15 kilometres from Kaysone Phomvihane District, Laos.


Opening Days and Hours

Opens daily from 8:00 to 18:00.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Entrance is LAK 5,000 (USD 0.60).


How to Get There

  • Fly from Vientiane to Savannakhet via Lao Airlines.
  • From the airport, board a tuk-tuk to That Ing Hang Stupa.


Suggested For

  • Backpackers/solo travelers
  • Couples
  • Group of friends
  • Families


Time to Spend

Spend at least an hour exploring the stupa and nearby attractions.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

Best time to visit is in the morning — between 8:00 and 10:00 — and in the late afternoon.



Manda de Laos, a restaurant near That Ing Hang Stupa, is definitely a must-try while you’re in Ban That, Laos.


Nearby Attractions

  • Wat Sainyaphum
  • Dinosaur Museum
  • Night Market



Rattanasawan Hotel, Hoongthip Hotel, and Sala Savan Guesthouse. Rates range from USD 20 to USD 200. Those sticking to a budget can stay in Leena’s Guesthouse, Savan Phattana Guesthouse, and Joli Guesthouse which offer rooms starting at USD 12.

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