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Address: Rue Setthathirath, Vientiane 01000, Laos
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Beautiful temple

A beautiful temple in well kept grounds. Interesting artefacts and a lovely atmosphere. Love the detailing on the outside of the temple!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tom K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful temple in well kept grounds. Interesting artefacts and a lovely atmosphere. Love the detailing on the outside of the temple!

Thank Tom K
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A green, lovely area and surroundings are nice. Located in the main city centre, it is relatively easy to get to - opposite Wat Si Sa Ket. A great place of history and photo opportunities ( not inside though, which is for obvious reasons being a temple ). A small entrance fee of 5000 kip.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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.

Thank HappyEstray
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

...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.

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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.

Thank Pauline O
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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.

Thank SaskiaMo
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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