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Sisaket Temple & Museum, Vientiane

(4.1/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Without express we were there at the hottest hours, 1 pm... and well so much better because nobody. Just newlyweds came to be take a picture... very pretty sight as they are in traditional clothes, Nice. Otherwise this temple is very beautiful well maintained. Huge all these Buddhas... leaving, buses of tourists arrived, it would not have the same charm.
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  • Here you need to go check it out. Pay again and within not photograph, but why actually, sorry, but fit you should see, In the round countless old Buddhas, all without eyes. Were that edelsten which are later stolen? Centrally located in the oldest part in I'd say frescoes, now restored in a responsible way. Nice to see the Laotians painting.
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  • Worth a visit for its unique beauty, cultural heritage as well as for the very important, serious and professional restoration project underway, recovering the wonderful art work. Go inside, walk arou...  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.