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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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  • This is the oldest temple in Vientiane and that's why I like it the most. There are really old stupas inside the temple and a lot of Buddhas - 6,800 in total. The main temple is under construction as ...  more »
  • For me the most beautiful temple. The indoor tour with the big and small figures of Buddha's beautiful, altogether pleasantly restrained the temple complex. Definitely worthwhile
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  • Walked by the temple and went in for a visit. The ticket is very cheap, 5000kip. At the there was a movie group shooting a movie of some sort. Vat is pretty small but nice.