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Address: Vientiane, Laos
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Guided Vientiane City and Buddha Park Full-Day Tour
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Half-Day Vientiane City Tour Including Hotel Pickup

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Sacred place of Vientiane

This is a must visit place for visitors and locals. The place is always full with visitors and worshipers.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ketsamay R
Vientiane, Laos
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Vientiane, Laos
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must visit place for visitors and locals. The place is always full with visitors and worshipers.

Thank Ketsamay R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple is unique as it seem to be different from the others. There seem to be a mixture Hindu and Buddhism, especially the Rock Pillar inside one of the 2 main hall. You should try lifting the buddha idol 3 times while making your request, if you're able to lift it effortlessly, then there is more chance that your... More 

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Phetchaburi Province, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

การเข้าไปกราบไหว้บูชา สถานที่แห่งนี้ ต่างจากบางแห่งที่เคยไป คือ ดอกไม้และเทียนที่นำไปสักการะ จะต้องวางไว้ในพานหรือถาด ซึ่งมีการเตรียมไว้ให้ When you enter to worship you have to put flowers and candle on the tray.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This temple was not far from the city center of vientiane by walk only 2 km.This area was clear and clean the local interested to do merit here too.This style was different from other because of more color here by the drawing of building and some statue.More art of the temple everywhere in the temple and not bored.No charge here... More 

Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Great and ornate Wat. It is nice and near the center of town. It is a good place to stop for about an hour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We went here in early morning to see the pilgrimage of Laos people, they have a very slow and peaceful life like no Other. This temple was a sacred place for them

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The temple I went that had the least "touristy" feel! Could observe many of the locals performing their merit-making rituals and ceremonies in front of the Buddha. The temple is colourful and had many sculptures around for worshipping!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Not a particularly large sight to see, but definitely a must-see. Wat Si Muang holds a lot of history and is a place of a legend that a young pregnant woman sacrificed herself by jumping into the hole where the city pillar is placed, letting the pillar drop on her body. Slightly creepy, but it is clear the temple is... More 

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Vientiane, Laos
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

You will visit many large and beautiful temples during your trip to Southeast Asia. Wat Si Muang is not large and not full of large statues. It has however something very different about it: charm and a sincere sense of tranquility a very real place of worship. It is the soul of Vientiane. I try to go early on a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

A local friend took us to this temple after having visited some of the more popular ones. So I had a little bit of an insiders view - one thing to check outside of the temple is the Buddha under a beautiful bodhi tree. It's right in the parking lot. The main temple is actually two - the big one... More 

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