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Address: Rue Setthathirath, Vientiane 01000, Laos
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Entrance fee of 5k kip. 1 main structure with plenty of artifact, although the most important artifact are stolen.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ipoh, Malaysia
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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I didn't get much from visiting this temple. No photography of any kind allowed inside which is where a lot of poorly lite artifacts under glass exist. The most interesting thing on the premises are they three odd carved tree trunks off to the side. Look for them ... and spend some time looking at them. One of the reviewers... More 

Thank Bryan H
Espoo, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of top "must See" places in viantiane. 5k Kip entrance fee. Not much to See, but interesting to visit when having a day trip to See places in There

Thank Markus V
Kettering, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated accross the street from Wat Sisaket you are likley to visit both together. The temple is now a museum and at the time we visited you could not go inside, plus there were some couples having wedding photos taken, who just walked in front of other people (me included) who were taking photos. Around the outside are some intricate... More 

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

Entrance fee of 5k kip. 1 main structure with plenty of artifact, although the most important artifact are stolen.

Thank hckok77
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This former royal chapel was constructed to host the Emerald Buddha stolen for former Siam (Thailand), which now sits in Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok. Still well worth a visit, the only part of the old royal palace that has survived, the temple is no longer used for religious purposes and is now a museum, richly adorned with carved wooden... More 

Thank Daniela R
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple is a large rectangular structure with the main attraction being the display of Buddha statues inside. There is no photos allowed inside the temple to preserve these statues, however photography is permitted outside. There is some beautiful wall art here and also some wooden sculptures on display in the temple grounds. Typical of other temples in the area,... More 

Thank PamelaDolton
Phetchaburi Province, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

เป็นเหมือนพิพิธภัณฑ์ เพราะด้านในมีการเก็บรักษาวัตถุโบราณ รวมถึงพระพุทธรูปต่าง ๆ ภายในนั้นห้ามถ่ายภาพ โดยวิธีการใด ๆ ทั้งสิ้น This like museum because inside of the temple there're many Buddha's image and ancient things. Don't take the photograph in any way.

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San Diego, California
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548 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Not much to say about this wat. It is located right across the street from wat sisaket. The outside is pretty cool, not much else to see though.

Thank satobt
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

After having seen so many golden Buddhas it made a nice change to see an emerald one instead, but others may feel different as it's not so glittery as some of the others.

Thank ineketom
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This temple is located right across the street from Wat Si Saket, and is worth a visit. The gardens and temple are beautifully maintained, clean, and quiet. You can walk around the outside of the temple and see all the beautiful statues and carvings. The original doors to the temple have been preserved and are a must see. Once inside,... More 

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