Wat Si Saket, Vientiane

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#2 of 16 in Historic Sites in Vientiane
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. You can plan Vientiane trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • This was the only surviving temple following a war between Laos and Thailand. The royal family hid inside. Needs some restoration and interpretation. Saw a beautiful Laos wedding while i was there.  more »
  • My favourite wat in Vientiane as it was more rustic and had a charm about it. An old dark wooden roof and the surrounds are lined with Buddha statues of all sizes. Entrance fee K10,000 Thanks for the....  more »
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