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Wat Si Saket, Vientiane

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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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  • The interesting thing was watching the restorers at work inside. The temple is located near other restored temples within easy walking distance. 
  • Very nice complex. The main temple is extraordinary, never seen all around small alcoves with 2 Buddhas in it. Unfortunately, no picture. But the Gallery has the same alcoves around it. Visit!
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  • A must see for architecture lovers. The temple is really beautiful aswell on the outside as on the inside. There are nice wall paintings (that are being restored for the moment). Don't forget to walk ...  more »