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"Savannakhet (That Ing Hang)" Laos Things to Do Tip by worldtraveler55

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That Ing Hang

Thought to have been built in the mid-16th century, this well-proportioned, 9m-high thâat
is on of the holiest religious edifice in southern Laos.
The Buddha is believed to have stopped here when he was sick during his wanderings back in ancient times. He rested by leaning (ing) on a hang tree (thus Ing Hang). A relic of the Buddha's spine is reputed to be kept inside the Thâat.
Not including the Mom-inspired cubical base, That Ing Hang was substantially rebuilt during the reign of King Setthathirat (1548-1571) and now features three terraced bases topped by a traditional Lao stupa and a gold umbrella.
A hollow chamber in the lower section contains a fairly undistinguished collection of Buddha images.
That Ing Hang is about 11,5 km northeast of Savannakhet.

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