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Address: Vientiane, Laos
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US$ 65.00*
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Guided Vientiane City and Buddha Park Full-Day Tour
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US$ 194.00*
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Half-Day Vientiane City Tour Including Hotel Pickup

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A Wat for non-Wat lovers

Visit this Wat for the serenity. This is not the Wat with gold encrusted edifices and interesting art. In this Wat, you witness the devotion of the Laos people. And get a taste... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visit this Wat for the serenity. This is not the Wat with gold encrusted edifices and interesting art. In this Wat, you witness the devotion of the Laos people. And get a taste of the Buddhist peace that infuses their lives and their pleasant interactions with each other - and you.

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Bangkok
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34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

nice place convenient parking and transportation or walking lot of bhudha image ,thousands of them all very beautiful

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San Mateo
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167 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Wat Si Muang is not as big or as elaborate as others--but it is the only one we visited where the Lao people were actually coming and praying, making offerings, spending time. Many were students either asking for help with school/tests or thanking for help received--there are different offerings depending on whether you are asking or thanking. Many couples were... More 

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40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I second what the last two reviews said . Real place of worship n more serene and real then all the other places here. Don't miss it

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Xalapa, Mexico
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121 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Very nice buddhist temple where is always a lot of acivity by local people. Lot of monks lot of ceremonies

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

If you only have time to see one temple in Vientienne; make it this one. Look out for its important relics, the pillar of Vientienne, which is surrounded by Buddahs; including the Emerald Buddah and a melted Buddah which survived the fire which destroyed the original temple. Behind this building is a old Khmer ruin which is covered in flags.... More 

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Thank Lee P
England
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Great place to see Buddhism religious belief in practice One of the oldest temple sites in Vientiane revered by locals and so used for prayer and bringing of gifts of thanks.

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Vientiane, Laos
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53 reviews
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is a must visit place for visitors and locals. The place is always full with visitors and worshipers.

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Singapore
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This temple is unique as it seem to be different from the others. There seem to be a mixture Hindu and Buddhism, especially the Rock Pillar inside one of the 2 main hall. You should try lifting the buddha idol 3 times while making your request, if you're able to lift it effortlessly, then there is more chance that your... More 

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Phetchaburi Province, Thailand
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

การเข้าไปกราบไหว้บูชา สถานที่แห่งนี้ ต่างจากบางแห่งที่เคยไป คือ ดอกไม้และเทียนที่นำไปสักการะ จะต้องวางไว้ในพานหรือถาด ซึ่งมีการเตรียมไว้ให้ When you enter to worship you have to put flowers and candle on the tray.

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