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Address: Rue Setthathirath, Vientiane, Laos
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Temple goes through renovation

At current time, the temple goes through renovation and restoration. Exterior is already new and shiny, however you cannot get inside. The admission is free due to construction... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Moscow, Russia
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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At current time, the temple goes through renovation and restoration. Exterior is already new and shiny, however you cannot get inside. The admission is free due to construction works. After it is fully open, I think it is worth visiting.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...about regional temple construction, you should visit Wat Phra Kaeo and neighbouring Wat SiSaket. Opposite to Thai Disney World coloured Temples these two (similar these in Luang Prabang) have been renovated under the French in a kind of traditional way - western influences are less strong than in Thailand cause French architects tried to look for a non western reconstruction... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

It's under renovation but you can still enter but not inside the museum. Still not a waste of time though.

Thank Angela L
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

The main building, which houses the museum, is currently off-limits due to renovations. Access to the grounds is therefore free for now and the coming months. It wouldn't make sense coming just for it, but since Sisaket Temple is just across the street, why not take a look at the main building from the outside? We'll come back if we... More 

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Khok Kloi, Phangnga, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Vientiane is an uninspiring capital city with few of any outstanding tourist attractions, so this is worth a visit to pass the time.

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Saska Kepa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Absolutely amazing - you have to see it, to feel it. Oasis of old great art. You Just Look and can not imagine it still exist and that you are this lucky guy who stands there and admire.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

This temple is across the street from Wat Sisaket and housed the Emerald Buddha before the Thais took it to Bangkok. It was under renovations when we visited but we took a walk around the well maintained grounds. The temple looked impressive and beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Visited Temple Ho Pra Keo with friends while visiting various attractions in Vientiane. The temple formerly housed the Emerald Buddha before it was taken to Bangkok. The temple is close to Wat Si Saket and the Presidential Palace, is well maintained and peaceful. There is a fee for entry (5000 kip) but it is worth it and has some great... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

A large temple which is currently being refurbished. It looks an impressive building from the outside as you can easily see it from the road. Worth a visit when it re-opens.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

this temple is closed for renovation, but you can still walk into the compound and see the outside front of the temple, which is beautiful and impressive. also some statues to see along the far sides. worth a quick peak-- and just across street from Wat Si Saket.

Thank jenabaindelhi

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