That Dam

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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.

Coordinates: 17°57′58″N 102°36′40″E / 17.9660°N 102.6111°E / 17.9660; 102.6111