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Wat Si Saket

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Address: Lane Xang Avenue, Vientiane, Vientiane 01000, Laos
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This temple contains 6,840 Buddha images of gold, silver and bronze.

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This temple from built in early 19th century ( 1819 onwards ) is considered as oldest surviving religious site in Vientiane. There is admission ticket for temple that also have a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Madan Gopal M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not much here, but it is close to the city center and the history of the Wat makes it a great place for a quick stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice old temple. Not far to walk from where im staying. Small fee 5,000 kip to enter. Theres not lots to do in Vientaine so id defo recommend taking a look here you wont be disappointed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This temple from built in early 19th century ( 1819 onwards ) is considered as oldest surviving religious site in Vientiane. There is admission ticket for temple that also have a museum exhibiting archeological findings and idols of Buddha. Interestingly the temple is declared as smoke free.

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit to see the religious place. Gives one a feeling of peace and calm. Remember to dress covering knees and shoulders as sign of respect.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the oldest temple in Vientiane and that's why I like it the most. There are really old stupas inside the temple and a lot of Buddhas - 6,800 in total. The main temple is under construction as well though.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked by the temple and went in for a visit. The ticket is very cheap, 5000kip. At the there was a movie group shooting a movie of some sort. Vat is pretty small but nice.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Built in 1818 by King Anouvong Built in the Siamese style of Buddhist architecture with much pomp and grandeur was sacked by the Siamese in 1827 due to Anouvong s rebellion The French colonial govt rebuilt it in 1930s but not to its former glory Read more about King Anouvong before visiting his monument at the chao Anouvong park

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you first enter this place you think that this place needs some love but appreciate the beauty in the way it still stands. Unfortunately, you can't take any pictures inside! This bothers me once you charged a fee to get in. I get the no flash reasons but I hate when you can't do what a tourist does best... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting temple but not a great deal to see there. Buddha statues are mainly metal so bit different. The main temple photos are prohibited and is under renovation

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This wat is being restored by the Germans and the wall frescoes are being painted. A must see place as the understanding of the history and culture of Vientiane is better understood.

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