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“An introduction to a Laotian Buddhist Temple.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Wat Si Saket

Wat Si Saket
Lane Xang Avenue, Vientiane, Vientiane, Laos
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Ranked #2 of 26 Attractions in Vientiane
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: This temple contains 6,840 Buddha images of gold, silver and bronze.
Regina Beach, Canada
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“An introduction to a Laotian Buddhist Temple.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Worth visiting with a tour guide and understanding the history of the temple and the difference between the Laotian Buddhist statues versus a Thai Buddhist statue.

Visited April 2014
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“Rows of Buddhas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The oldest and most impressive Wat in Vientiane. Built in 1818 and the only one to survive being burnt down during the Siamese invasion. The large central hall is surrounded on all four sides by an impressive cloister, containing over 6000 buddhas in tiny niches. Beautiful gardens surround the complex, creating a peaceful barrier between the temple and a busy street corner. Beside the main temple are the Monks living quarters (Kuti), they look very European. The site is open 8-4pm with an hour break for lunch at noon. It costs 5000 kip.

Visited May 2013
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“This place has a lovely feel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Loved the courtyard feel of this place, and all the little buddhas in all shapes and sizes. A temple in a rather low key way.

Visited March 2014
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“Worth visit for traveler”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This temple located right centre of city. The temple look small but very beautiful and natural. A lot local people come here to praying. Thanks for god that we didnt miss the most beautiful temple in Asia

Visited March 2014
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“Nice small temple”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The cloister and the interior are nice and unique to show how heaven looks like. It will be nicer if they could offer the brochure.

Visited March 2014
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