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

Wat Si Saket
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Ranked #2 of 77 things to do in Vientiane
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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.”
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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Melbourne, Australia
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“Rows of Buddhas”
Reviewed April 25, 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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Melbourne, Australia
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“double listing on trip advisor - see Wat Sisaket”
Reviewed April 25, 2014

Another double up on this site. Sisaket Temple & Museum are reviewed in more detail under Wat Sisaket. It is the second most visited place in Vientiane and next to Wat Ho Phra Keo. Open 8-4pm every day but shut lunchtime noon-1pm. Large temple grounds with central hall surrounded by a courtyard with over 6000 Buddha images in little niches.

Visited May 2013
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“Beautiful temple!”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

A very beautiful temple and one of the main reasons to visit Vientiane. Contains hundreds of Buddha statues and some very impressive temples. Don't miss it!

Visited March 2014
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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“This place has a lovely feel”
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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