Ho Phra Keo ("Altar of the Emerald Buddha", formerly known as Wat Phra Keo) is a former monastery and royal temple of the Lao monarchs. Originally built in 1565 by King Saya Setthathirath of the Kingdom of Lane Xang, it housed the Emerald Buddha (actually carved from a type of jade). It was destroyed during the Siamese invasion of 1828 and rebuilt between 1936 and 1942.

01 Tree with pink flowers 02 Statue 03 Side view 04 Buddha statue 05 Buddha statues
06 Front view 07 Corridor and main entrance 08 Buddha statue 09 Decorated window with carvings 10 Wall bas-relief 11 Corridor and columns
12 Trees and wall
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