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Wat Si Saket, Vientiane
(3.9/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
Thanks to its sturdy Siamese style architecture, Wat Si Saket stands intact and represents one of the oldest temples in the capitol. The Buddhist compound served as headquarters to the armies of Siam during king Anouvong's rebellion in 1827--which resulted in the city's total destruction and the relocation of its denizens. As you explore the temple halls and courtyard, examine the cloister walls both inside and out, which feature over more than 2,000 images of Buddha made of ceramic and silver. The main hall itself keeps a total of 6,480 Buddha images on its walls. Expect crowds at this popular attraction. With our international travel planner, Vientiane attractions like Wat Si Saket can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Looks more like a museum. You have to pay to get in. Very small complex, not very interesting. I like working temples 
  • This wat is ok. It is in a square compound and has a bunch of buddhas. There is also another wat right across the street. 
  • I felt it's not all stunning with gold like the rest of the temple. It's has an old feel to it and surrounded by deceased people shrines. Across from this temple is the Jade Buddha temple which the or...  more »