That Phone Stupa
That Phone Stupa, one of the most distinguished landmarks in Savannakhet, is not only famous for its structural elegance; the religious site is also considered as a spiritual home of Savannakhet.
It took almost 200 years for the ancient Lao people to build this famous temple and even after so many years, devoted Buddhists still flock the area for prayers and offerings. The entire journey to the stupa is a trip worth taking — while on the road, the seemingly endless rice fields and rustic towns can give tourists another insight on life in Savannakhet. Make the most out of your trip to That Phone Stupa by engaging in spiritual activities — you can either make fresh offerings to the stupa or indulge in meditative prayer while tying your hands with colourful cotton strings — this, many people believe, can bring a person lasting peace and happiness in their life.
That Phone Stupa is located at Phonethat Village, Xayaphouthong District, Laos.
Opening Days and Hours
The temple is open from 8:00 to 18:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to the temple is free.
How to Get There
- Fly from Vientiane to Savannakhet via Lao Airlines.
- From the airport, board a tuktuk to That Phone Stupa.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
You can spend less than an hour in this place.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Though the stupa is beautiful, it can’t be considered as a highlight of the trip. Best time to visit here is during the morning before you proceed to other attractions.
Small stalls near the stupa sell food to tourists. However, it is encouraged that tourists bring packed food during the trip.
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- Wat Xayaphoum
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Nearest accommodations are in Savannakhet. Mid-range hotels, which range from USD 18 to USD 150, include Rattanasawan Hotel, Hoongthip Hotel, and Sala Savan Guesthouse. Those who are considering budget hotels can choose from Phoulavane Guesthouse, Leena’s Guesthouse, Savan Phattana Guesthouse, and Joli Guesthouse which offer rooms starting at USD 12.