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Address: Rue Setthathirath, Vientiane, Laos
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closed for rennovation-- but you can still take a peak from outside

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2015
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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.

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Berlin, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately, you couldn't see much of the building currently as it is completely under reconstruction now

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Antipolo City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

It is right beside The Palais Presidentiel and the entrance is across the Wat Sisaket. The admission fee is minimal at 5000 kip. It is a small temple but is worth visiting.. it used to house the Emerald Buddha, which is now in Bangkok. The ordination hall is now a small museum. I loved the wood carvings and the buddha... More 

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Bangkok
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

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 9, 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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Thank DEonghi
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 via mobile

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 3, 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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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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