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Wat Si Saket, Vientiane

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Religious Site
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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  • Whether you know Buddhist iconography or not, this place is definitely worth a visit for its vast number of figurines. The architecture (slanted wooden pillars, multilateral roof tiling) is also somet...  more »
  • This is a very beautiful Wat, the highlight of which is the cloister, which has many old Buddha statues. I always feel a sense of peace here.  more »
  • A must visit in Vientiane. Wat Si Saket is a Buddhist temple which houses thousands of Buddha images and hundreds of seated Buddha. The architecture is simply beautiful. Spend at least an hour here to...  more »