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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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If you're nearby, pay a visit ...

Of the two temples right across the street from one another, if I had to choose, I would go with this one. yes, there's refurbishing going on inside ... but by the sounds of it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Of the two temples right across the street from one another, if I had to choose, I would go with this one. yes, there's refurbishing going on inside ... but by the sounds of it, that will be going on for the foreseeable future, and when I went (ostensibly on their lunch break) I could peer easily behind the construction... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is beautiful and has lots of interesting exhibits, however the explanations are only in Lao & French, so we could only figure out the date when it was made....

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful wooden structure and wall painting (restoration works in progress). Entrance fee of 5k kip to main building. Admission fee outside.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful temple complex in Vientiane, not much to see, okay for a short visit, houses more than thousand buddha statues

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wooden construction and decoration made this temple a little different to others, so it was worth a visit. The gardens were nicely kept with plenty of welcome shade and contained many memorial stupa.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Most of these old temples would have picturesque scenes. Visited this near the evening. There weren't many ppl but it was worth looking at as some.of the walls have the story of Buddha.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Looks more like a museum. You have to pay to get in. Very small complex, not very interesting. I like working temples

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This wat is ok. It is in a square compound and has a bunch of buddhas. There is also another wat right across the street.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I felt it's not all stunning with gold like the rest of the temple. It's has an old feel to it and surrounded by deceased people shrines. Across from this temple is the Jade Buddha temple which the original Jade Buddha was taken by the thai while they occupied Laos. Also this wat si Saket is the only temple in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Like all these places there is plenty of glitter. Interesting that because we were with a tour group we had to have a local guide. Our tour guide knew just as much if not more than he did and her English was definitely superior.

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