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Address: Rue Setthathirath, Vientiane, Laos

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They are renovating this beautiful and old temple so i had no chance to see the inside of it. Outside you can find few small things like drum, statues, .. but i think its a must... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
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Evergem, Belgium
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Bangkok
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is the "temple" that once was home to the Emerald Buddha statue, which is now in the temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok for 200 years. We found the signage rather amusing, saying the Emerald Buddha had gone overseas.

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Vientiane Province, Laos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Just accross the Sisaket temple is the Ho Pra Keo, nice temple, god place, its also near the presidential palace and the park, just a few walk from the river and to the morning market.

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Evergem, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

They are renovating this beautiful and old temple so i had no chance to see the inside of it. Outside you can find few small things like drum, statues, .. but i think its a must see when you are there and its open again. Looks like it has an interesting history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Side by side with wat sisaket.. but when i come wat is under construction.. i don't until when this construction finish..

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Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The big space compound which still in use which are awaresome till today other than for tourist visiting

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

surround with the faith of native people. Another religious monument still stand to the present. you can stay calm and take photos.

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Houston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

looking at the work still to be done, it will take another six months to a year to complete. They should at least display some photographs of the interior U.S. visitors to look at.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This temple is very old but is currently undergoing renovation. It is also a museum however, most museums are closed from 12-1 in Laos and we decided given the renovation to give it a miss this time but it definitely looks worth visiting once the renovation is completed.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This old temple is exceptional, very old, the one which survived the thai war. we were lucky to witness a ceremony of dedication od a new monq with all monks, family and rhe head of the temple. it was interesting and fascinating anthropologically, especially within the very special temple. we were also lucky to find there bride and groom with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

It is in a renovating process, hence, they don't collect entrance fee but you can enter the area. Only the temple is fenced from visiting.

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Address: Address: Rue Setthathirath, Vientiane, Laos
Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Vientiane Province  >  Vientiane

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