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Sisaket Temple & Museum, Vientiane

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Possibly the oldest Buddhist monastery in Laos, Sisaket Temple & Museum attracts tourists with thousands of Buddha images mounted on the walls of its inner courtyard. Its Siamese-style architectural features--a richly decorated five-tiered roof and a surrounding portico--saved the temple from the rampage of Siamese armies after a rebellion in late 1928. In the morning, you can watch monks humbly and silently receiving offerings of food from locals who come to pray. An elaborately carved wooden "naga"--a deity in the form of a giant snake--with a yapping mouth guards the entrance, while the nearby drum tower might also draw your attention. Using our international travel planner, Vientiane attractions like Sisaket Temple & Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • If you are visiting Vientiane it is one of the must seen attractions. The temple is the most important in the capital and it has a museum.  more »
  • the most beautiful temple with its very ow distinct architecture in town. just amazing and very different  more »
  • Lovely ambience, wedding venue but sadly you can't capture the lovely frescoes on film. Respect for religion is important , but a shame as I wanted to write about them. So enjoy the ambience of the co...  more »
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  • An old temple which no damage by a war with Siamese but Should to be renovated. Have an entry fee about 5,000 LAK. and do not take a photo inside.
  • Nice old temple with ancient atmosphere in the center of Vientiane. It desperately need some repair. Worth to visit for 5k but I don't understand why you can't take pictures inside of the temple but can do around. Even that you can get some nice pictures of hundreds of budhas around the temple.
  • One of the most beautiful Temples I have seen in Vientiane.
  • Nice place. If you're kind, you can speak with some of the student monks there
  • In desperate need of repair. Lots of buddhas. 5,000LAK entry.