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A temple is named after a young pregnant woman named Si Muang, which she sacrificed her own life to appease the angry spirit. She threw herself in the hole where the main pillar was placed. Entrance is free and you can see how the locals...More
Great tourist destination! One of the best places to visit when in Vientiane. The temple is beautiful and the architecture is splendid. The temple complex is massive and there is a buddha statue right at the entrance to the left in front of a tree....More
This is perhaps the most important Wat in Vientiane for Lao people. It contains the site of the city pillar - which is considered to be the home of the Guardian Spirit. The main hall also has a copy of the Emerald Buddha and an...More
Beautiful and Colourful temple, but the local didn't call it Si Muang. I don't know how to pronounce it in their language. The remnants of Hindu temple still receive proper care and respect, implies that Buddhist is tolerant toward other religion.
Amazing temple to visit and be blessed by the Monks. Some incredible gongs you are able to chime. The architecture is just amazing and so beautiful. Really recommend a visit. Shoulders and knees must be covered and shoes removed.
Although this wat is not as old as Wat Sisaket there is more to see & a great place for people watching. Spend time in the main sim & admire the decorations on the walls & ceiling & why not be blessed by a monk!!...More
I revisited this Wat and found it was much better maintained.
In Thailand, the City's Pillar is housed in a small temple outside a Wat. But in Vientiane, the Pillar is in a rather large temple behind the main temple housing Buddha image.
Vientiane is actually one of South-East Asia's most ancient cities, predating Bangkok and Phnom Penh by centuries. War has inflicted a lot of damage, so little remains of its ancient past, but the grounds of this wat contain some intriguing hints.
Behind the vihaan are...More