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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 is the only wat not destroyed in Vientiane not destroyed during the 19th century wars. The outside corridors were filled with Buddhas. In other respects,it is similar to... read more

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tamworth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In a peaceful garden we wandered around & enjoyed looking at the different decorations on the building of this shrine.

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our one day tour of Vientiane. It was lovely to walk around and see the temple and all the buddhas around the temple. We visited at around 9am so there were very few people around. It's a good place for taking pictures and relaxing! Definitely visit here if you are in Vientiane. Also,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the only wat not destroyed in Vientiane not destroyed during the 19th century wars. The outside corridors were filled with Buddhas. In other respects,it is similar to wats we have visited elsewhere in Laos

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This attractive, historic temple is a highlight of a rather non-descript town. An ancient place: foreign invaders spared it due to its beauty. They're restoring & repainting the arrays of small Buddhist statues in the interior spaces. Interesting graves along the walking paths. The large Buddhist statues in the exterior are lovely. The place is bigger than it first appears:... More 

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Thank Edward M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The interesting thing was watching the restorers at work inside. The temple is located near other restored temples within easy walking distance.

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see for architecture lovers. The temple is really beautiful aswell on the outside as on the inside. There are nice wall paintings (that are being restored for the moment). Don't forget to walk around the temple on the outside of the walls. There are some nice rooftops and buildings too. Entrance fee was 10k kip.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the oldest temple in Vientiane and my group of 30 and I visited here this past January. Great visit and provides a great look into the local culture of Laos.

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Gland, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and peaceful place. Particularly enjoyed the gallery with Buddha statues of all ages, sizes and shapes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just beautiful and peaceful especially the central courtyard surrounded with thousands of Buddhas. Interior of temple undergoing extensive restoration of wall paintings which is intestines no in itself.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Many beautiful Buddha's sculptures. One can get Buddhist Monks blessing in the temple. Remember to wear decently. No shorts.

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