Wat Si Muang
Wat Si Muang
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  • Ana-Maria B
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,348 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Probably the most active temple in the city
    This is the place to go to see an active temple, not just one that feels like a museum. It vibrant colors, the crowd of people, the sermon in the background, they all make for a memorable experience. No one paid any attention to me as a tourist, just don't get in the way and enjoy.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 December 2023
  • marshaanddavid
    Singapore, Singapore30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Very Pretty Temple/Wat
    I have visited many wats in Thailand but this is easily one of the prettiest I have seen and it is here in Vientiane, Laos. It is not one of the largest but is lovely, colourful and is well maintained, a place to relax and no entrance fee. Popular with the locals and a serious place of worship. Several kids, carefully watched by their aunt, had some fun trying to talk to me as a foreigner. You will enjoy this visit. As you leave, look to your right along the road and you will see an unusually tall and narrow building built in the same style as a wat called Vientiane City Pillar (Hor Lak Muang) which is worth a quick visit for photographs of the outside, with very little on the inside. Catching a tuk tuk outside was reasonably straightforward.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 December 2023
  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, District of Columbia6,628 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Many attractions inside the Compound
    What I like most about this attraction is the presence of more attractions inside the Compound. There is this main temple where i noted monks praying with some visitors. The “altat” area has many statutes of Buddhas of varying sizes and colors. Outside are several buildings with very beautiful facades and roofs, typical Laotian architecture. One has many statutes of buddha, an elepnant bowing in front of one of the Buddha statues I enjoyed my visit here!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 April 2024
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,628 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
What I like most about this attraction is the presence of more attractions inside the Compound. There is this main temple where i noted monks praying with some visitors. The “altat” area has many statutes of Buddhas of varying sizes and colors.

Outside are several buildings with very beautiful facades and roofs, typical Laotian architecture. One has many statutes of buddha, an elepnant bowing in front of one of the Buddha statues

I enjoyed my visit here!
Written 21 April 2024
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Belle
Bucheon, South Korea913 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Visited this temple since it's close by. Nothing special about it but surely there are locals giving offerings to monks and getting blessings. We didn't go inside the temple because of that but just went around the complex.

The decors were a bit cartoonish for me. I know it's a place of worship and I expected more as i think very highly of Buddhist art. The lion statues looked like it was made by a kid.
Written 1 March 2024
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DotsGirl2
Vancouver, Canada452 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This is a beautiful area with the Wat and other buildings. This is the Wat you go to for advice about our phases and life. If your wish is granted you are supposed to donate to the temple. We saw someone donate 100 eggs.
Written 17 February 2024
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gands83
Cambridge, UK130 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Soooooo disappointed in this place, it's just a spectacle. Disneyesque & garish. An active temple yes but, for me, not in a good way. Monks with wads of cash around them, surrounded by gifts of water, food, flowers etc & handing out a 3 minute blessing in return. It's a cash cow. No spirituality, no peace & gentleness, none of the 'middle way'.
This is the wrong place to experience the delights of Buddhism imo.
Written 9 February 2024
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marshaanddavid
Singapore, Singapore30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
I have visited many wats in Thailand but this is easily one of the prettiest I have seen and it is here in Vientiane, Laos. It is not one of the largest but is lovely, colourful and is well maintained, a place to relax and no entrance fee. Popular with the locals and a serious place of worship. Several kids, carefully watched by their aunt, had some fun trying to talk to me as a foreigner. You will enjoy this visit. As you leave, look to your right along the road and you will see an unusually tall and narrow building built in the same style as a wat called Vientiane City Pillar (Hor Lak Muang) which is worth a quick visit for photographs of the outside, with very little on the inside. Catching a tuk tuk outside was reasonably straightforward.
Written 26 December 2023
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Ana-Maria B
Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,348 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
This is the place to go to see an active temple, not just one that feels like a museum. It vibrant colors, the crowd of people, the sermon in the background, they all make for a memorable experience. No one paid any attention to me as a tourist, just don't get in the way and enjoy.
Written 17 December 2023
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Samiya7
Deerfield Beach, FL1,209 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
We have seen countless temples in our 25+ days of traveling through SE Asia and we thought this was one of the prettiest. The centerpiece is a large golden sim surrounded by temples and a huge reclining Buddha. I believe the entrance fee is 30,000 KIP. There is also a statute of a former king in front of the Sim. Well worth a visit to these beautiful, colorful and spiritual grounds.
Written 26 January 2023
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Kk like laos Review
Luang Prabang, Laos95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
One of the place i visit on 1st of May 2022, I heard my friend that this place is very sacred, can be blessed, and I have seen with my own eyes, it is different from many temples I have been,on the day I go there are many people come to worship, they bring candel,​ flowers...​ to worship Blessings
Written 2 May 2022
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Sanjani
Singapore, Singapore12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is the most famous local temple of the city, very active and not so touristic. There is an interesting story behind it. It is definitely worth a visit if you want to witness Lao spirituality.
Written 24 February 2020
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia2,023 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
I enjoyed visiting this temple out of all the temples I saw in Vientiane this had the most locals coming and going praying to Buddha.

So if you want to see where the locals go and there traditions for praying this is probably the best to visit.
Written 10 January 2020
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