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Address: Rue Setthathirath, Vientiane 01000, Laos
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The Emerald Buddha's former home

This is the wat where the emerald Buddha was in situ until moved to Bangkok by the Thais. There are numerous artifacts, primarily Buddhas. here

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Guangzhou, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Wat Siskaset and then found this temple across the street. It's a fairly small temple and there wasn't so much to see so we only spent around 15 minutes there but it's a beautiful temple nonetheless! There were signs saying it cost 5000 kip for entrance but there was nobody selling tickets so I just put the money... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the wat where the emerald Buddha was in situ until moved to Bangkok by the Thais. There are numerous artifacts, primarily Buddhas. here

Thank gsrs
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple was built to house the statue of the smaragd Buddha which had been brought to Laos from Chiang Mai. The original temple was built of wood, it was destroyed - like so many other temples - by the Siamese invasion. The statue can be found today in the Wat Pra Kaeo temple in Bangkok, revered as a national... More 

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Labrador, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yet another temple! Quite imposing from the outside with lots of gold, yet modern tiled steps leading up. We visited on a Peregrine tour so fee was included. Don't know whether it's worth the small entrance fee to get in, as you see enough from outside and no photos allowed inside. Supposedly the site of where the Emerald Buddha was... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

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 

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Espoo, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 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

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

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 7 January 2017 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 January 2017

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 20 December 2016

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 

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