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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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  • Currently under restoration which strike a little show. Old temple but very beautiful. Do if possible
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  • This is the oldest temple in Vientiane and there are lots of beautiful Buddha statues of different ages  more »
  • One of the most important temple museum of the city. Very beautiful Buddha statues and very nice buildins  more »