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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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  • Wat Sisaket the oldest Temple to survive the invasion of the Siamese Army in 1828. A blend of Laotian and Thai Archetecture, it contains 6840 Buddha statues contained in the Courtyard Galleries, along...  more »
  • While I was there a group of artists were restoring the murals around the walls and ceiling. So no photos were allowed. It will look lovely once it is all restored. It was good to see they are preserv...  more »
  • This is a must see place while visiting this city, the temple is old and looks pretty with ancient architecture and decorations 
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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.