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Wat Si Saket

Lane Xang Avenue, Vientiane, Vientiane 0100, Laos
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This temple contains 6,840 Buddha images of gold, silver and bronze.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oldest temple” (38 reviews)
“wall paintings” (14 reviews)
“buddha images” (32 reviews)
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Lane Xang Avenue, Vientiane, Vientiane 0100, Laos
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"oldest temple"
in 38 reviews
"wall paintings"
in 14 reviews
"buddha images"
in 32 reviews
"central temple"
in 8 reviews
"small buddha"
in 10 reviews
"nice temple"
in 28 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 49 reviews
"presidential palace"
in 31 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 27 reviews
"nice place to visit"
in 7 reviews
"walk around"
in 7 reviews
"wat"
in 155 reviews
"thousands"
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"cloisters"
in 37 reviews
"sim"
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"laos"
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"perimeter"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must see temple and museum. There is an interesting bit of history attached to the temple which makes the visit unique and different from several temples one may see in and around South East Asia.

Thank SharifDRangnekar
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really interesting temple. Seeing the oldest one in Laos. Shows good architecture from the Thai era. Nice to see both homes of the Emerald Buddha. Didn't need to spend too long there though.

Thank Charlotte H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can walk around the outside without paying. It costs 10,000kip to go inside (where all the Buddha statues are lined up). There is no map but a few signs here and there talking about the temple. You can take pictures near the statues, you...More

Thank kimchitravels
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vientiane’s oldest wat (temple) built about 200 years ago that today sadly needs some repair and restoration as the pile of Buddhas beside the cloister attest to. The main buildings are the covered cloister and the sǐm (ordination hall) where you’ll see the 13th century...More

Thank AMsays
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Has a very old section which is the part open for tourists modest entry price and a nice place to visit some interesting ancient pieces.

Thank Gimli53
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

For me, this is the top cultural attraction in Vientiane. The temple / museum resonated a gentle, contemplative space. The walkways and many Buddha statues were beautiful. The interior ‘sim’ is just stunning.

Thank Susan V
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Wat Si Saket is one of the oldest temples in Laos and the covered cloister with niches houses 2,000 Buddha images. A very pleasant walk in the complex

Thank zenu
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

One of the few attractions of Lao's capital city. Usual double pricing at the entrance, but really worth it. Famous for its gallery of Buddha images, sadly invaded by marriage photographers who push visitors away.

Thank Roger J
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

The temple has lots of Buddha statue. The structure is different with other temple in Vientiane. While it is is just like another Wat to visit, the building illustrate Love-Hate relationship between Vientiane Kingdom and Siam. The temple was build by the order of last...More

Thank Imran B
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

In a country with so many Wats it is easy to grow tired of visiting them. Eventually they all look the same. Wat Si Saket is different. It is older in style and layout. There are over 6000 Buddha’s in the Wat. Some of these...More

Thank Wendy H
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