Wat Si Muang

Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
  • Address: Rue Thadeua, Vientiane, Laos
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  • Timings: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 8189 LAK
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids

Wat Si Muang - Review

This temple is revered as the guardian of the city of Vientiane. According to the local legend, a young pregnant woman named Si Muang sacrificed herself to appease the angry spirits that were obstructing the construction of this temple in 1563. The pillar under which she was sacrificed became the central pillar surrounding which the city of Vientiane expanded. Every year during the Boun Thatluang festival, hundreds of people visiting the temple to thank Si Muang for her sacrifice. It is said that her spirit grants any wishes asked of her. As a token of thanks, you simply should offer bananas, coconuts, flowers, incense and candles at the altar. The inside of the temple is decorated with wood carvings, religious reasons and paintings predominantly in the prosperity-related colours of red and gold.

Wat Si Muang Information

  • Offerings can be brought from the hawkers outside the temple.

How To reach Wat Si Muang by Public Transport

  • You can hire a taxi/car/bicycle/jumbo to get here.

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  • Wat Si Muang Address: Rue Thadeua, Vientiane, Laos
  • Wat Si Muang Timing: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Wat Si Muang Price: 8189 LAK
  • Best time to visit Wat Si Muang(preferred time): 07:00 am - 09:00 am
  • Time required to visit Wat Si Muang: 01:30 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Wat Si Muang

  • 95% of people who visit Vientiane include Wat Si Muang in their plan

  • 55.13% of people start their Wat Si Muang visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Wat Si Muang

Monday, Wednesday and Sunday

86.27% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wat Si Muang

People normally club together Morning Market and Cope Visitor Centre while planning their visit to Wat Si Muang.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Wat Si Muang, Vientiane Reviews

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  • Witness asian culture in a beautiful way! Great tourist destination indeed. One of the best places to visit when in Vientiane. The temple is beautiful and the architecture is splendid. The temple complex is massive and there is a buddha statue right at the entrance to the left in front of a tree. It looks very beautiful. As you move in, there is a big prayer hall as well as the temple itself. Both the places are worth spending some time. There is also a small trove of Buddha statues on exhibition at the end of the temple before you exit. The complex is very big so make sure you go through quickly if you want to visit more places before you run out of time.

  • Beautiful ancient temple with old buddhas some are missing parts. Not covered in gold.

  • Vibrant, thriving community temple. A must see in Vientiane.

  • Wat Si Muang is one of Vientiane’s most popular sites of worship, and offers a fascinating insight into how old animist beliefs have blended seamlessly with Theravada Buddhism. According to local legend, when the temple was being built in 1563 a young pregnant woman named Si Muang volunteered to sacrifice herself to appease the angry spirits. She threw herself into a hole in the ground where the building’s central pillar was to be placed, and was crushed when the massive pillar was lowered into position. This central pillar also formed the centre of the town that was springing up around Wat Si Muang, which to this day is revered as the ‘mother temple’ of Vientiane. During the That Luang Festival every October or November, this temple is one of the focal points of the celebrations, and Si Muang is fêted as a guardian of the city. On a daily basis, Wat Si Muang attracts crowds of local Buddhists who want to benefit from its ‘good luck’ powers. It is commonly thought that if you pray for something here and simultaneously make a promise, your wish will be granted, providing you return and fulfil your promise.

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