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Wat Si Saket, Vientiane

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Thanks to its sturdy Siamese style architecture, Wat Si Saket stands intact and represents one of the oldest temples in the capitol. The Buddhist compound served as headquarters to the armies of Siam during king Anouvong's rebellion in 1827--which resulted in the city's total destruction and the relocation of its denizens. As you explore the temple halls and courtyard, examine the cloister walls both inside and out, which feature over more than 2,000 images of Buddha made of ceramic and silver. The main hall itself keeps a total of 6,480 Buddha images on its walls. Expect crowds at this popular attraction. To find out how to plan a trip to Vientiane, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Our tour guide took us to this temple. Entrance fee is 30,000 KIP for foreigners. He told us it had 10,136 buddhas inside and around the temple on shelves and niches. The buddhas were of all sizes... 
    Our tour guide took us to this temple. Entrance fee is 30,000 KIP for foreigners. He told us it had 10,136 buddhas inside and around the temple on shelves and niches. The buddhas were of all sizes...  more »
  • I don't often write reviews but I feel people need to be warned about this place. It may be okay if you can read Lao because there are no other legible details about this place in english as you walk....  more
    I don't often write reviews but I feel people need to be warned about this place. It may be okay if you can read Lao because there are no other legible details about this place in english as you walk....  more »
  • Wat Si Saket was built in 1818 on the order of King Anouvong (Sethathirath V.) Wat Si Saket was built in the Siamese style of Buddhist architecture, with a surrounding terrace and an ornate... 
    Wat Si Saket was built in 1818 on the order of King Anouvong (Sethathirath V.) Wat Si Saket was built in the Siamese style of Buddhist architecture, with a surrounding terrace and an ornate...  more »
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  • For me this was the most beautiful place. There are over 10000's of Buddha statue here and in the main temple wonderful painting. It's pity that they don't let the people take picture inside the temple. Ticket 30k for foreigner
  • very nice Buddhist temple. The temple is located in the heart of Vientiane capital city. An ancient Buddhist temple has been well maintained. A must-see place when you visit Vientiane. Love it.
  • Nice to visit to see the history of people. Quite restful. Staff very nice, they can speak Thai language. You cannot take a picture inside and the price quite higher for foreigner 60bath Thai.
  • This was the most unique and interesting temple in Vientiane. An outside perimeter building is lined with clay buddhas sitting in small recesses of the walls. The centre building is much older with ornate walls and ceiling (no photos). The roof is either full of bats or swallows - you can see them but their calls add another dimension to the experience
  • If you want to see inside you need to pay, but if you want look around is free and very beautiful 🙏🏼

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