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Wat Si Saket

Lane Xang Avenue, Vientiane, Vientiane 01000, Laos
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This temple contains 6,840 Buddha images of gold, silver and bronze.
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  • Very good46%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
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“oldest temple” (33 reviews)
“buddha images” (28 reviews)
Lane Xang Avenue, Vientiane, Vientiane 01000, Laos
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated in the city of Vientiane, I was surprised how when stepping into the vicinity of the temple, the place was quite peaceful - solemn even considering it's in the city center. There is an entrance fee in order to get to the area. There's...More

Thank eliedei
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entrance fee of Kip 10000 is being enforced in this temple. It is located very near to the city centre and there are many paintings and relics being displayed here. However, this temple is not well-kept and the walls are in poor condition too. Nevertheless,...More

Thank Danny T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum boasts of more than 10,000 Buddha images, some ancient and broken, displayed on the ground and walls surrounding the central Sim temple. Admission charged 10,000 Kip. No photography inside the Sim with the main Buddha image. Unfortunately, the site is a major stop...More

Thank delacova
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The temple was interesting especially the paintings, they are raising money to repair. 10,000kip per person entrance which they say goes towards repairs, on all 4 sides are old statues of buddhas.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This is reported to be the only Wat left standing by the invading Thai's in 1827 - it was built only a few years earlier and is in Siamese style architectural which is perhaps why it survived? - this now houses in the cloister walls...More

Thank GDay1044
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Walked around this temple while doing a city tour on a tuk tuk. It's one of many wonderful temples in Vientiane, however they all have similarities and each have unique attributes. This one is probably a must see if you have not seen any and...More

Thank Davo_T_B
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

There is ho Pra tai meaning the place to keep Buddhism teaching (like bible), which was the only one temple that has not been burning from the war with Siam at that time. I do recommend to have a bit if reading as there are...More

Thank 10th
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

not a wat with the religious feeling. 10.000 laks/ ticket. anyway it's on the way to see other attractions un Vientiane so ok, just have a look

Thank chu t
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

It's centrally located. The most interesting to see is hundreds of Buddha statue. The ticket fee is kip 10.000.

Thank meteor101
Reviewed 29 June 2017

While nothing extraordinary at first glance, there is a certain soothing flavor to Wat Si Saket. While tourists do visit, they are sporadic and disappear as fast as they appear. Highly recommend taking your time in Vientiane's oldest surviving Wat.

Thank ptrav9
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