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Sisaket Temple & Museum, Vientiane
(4.1/5 based on 190+ 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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  • A temple, which is currently under restoration, but is still accessible and an ambulatory, which stretches around the temple and is adorned with thousands of Buddha statues and figurines. As the system is used even today as a monastery, it has even chance to come talk with monks in it. Not crowded, a very relaxing and quiet place.
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  • As the oldest temple in the city, this place is worth a visit. There are thousands of Buddha statues artfully placed around the courtyard. Take a look inside the temple to see some beautiful murals. T...  more »
  • Defo worth viewing because its a nice temple. Small fee 5,000 kip to enter. Worth a visit while in Vientaine. Not far walkinh distance from my hostel. 
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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.