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That Dam

The That Dam (Black Stupa) in Vientiane

That Dam (Lao ທາດດຳ, meaning Black Stupa) is a large stupa located in Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Many Laotians believe it is inhabited by a seven-headed nāga who tried to protect them from an invasion by the Siamese army in 1827.


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