Wat Si Muang, Vientiane

Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Find good fortune at Wat Si Muang, a wooden worship temple known for its good luck, attracting visitors to come and make a wish. If the wish is granted, people return to the temple to offer gifts and to give thanks for their fulfilled wish. Intricate details and carvings engulf both the inside and outside of the building, and the golden shade of the walls helps it stand out from the surroundings. Don't miss the golden Buddha statue that sits under a tree in the garden, in front of the temple. See Wat Si Muang and all Vientiane has to offer by arranging your trip with our Vientiane tour itinerary planner.
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  • This is the most famous local temple of the city, very active and not so touristic. There is an interesting story behind it. It is definitely worth a visit if you want to witness Lao spirituality.  more »
  • I enjoyed visiting this temple out of all the temples I saw in Vientiane this had the most locals coming and going praying to Buddha. So if you want to see where the locals go and there traditions...  more »
  • Out of all the Wats we visited this one turned out to be most active with plenty of worshippers praying and getting blessed by the monks. Well worth seeing as this seem to be the place out of the...  more »
  • A splendid historical site. Many tourist buses outside leaving their diesel engines running is a damn shame.
  • Most spiritual temple in city. Well known and great place to visit each special religious event
  • Describing this place as "busy" is right on the money. I was near here twice, and cars were always coming/going with families eager to go place gifts in the main temple building. The whole complex have several interesting buildings to look at from the outside; and being just enough away from central downtown probably means you'll be among more locals than tourists.
  • Powerful place. I think it is always worth it to visit a temple.
  • Noce ordinary temple. Clean and much more quiet than other touristic place in Vientiane. Not a must place

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