Wat Si Muang, Vientiane

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  • Address: Rue Thadeua, Vientiane, Laos
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 8189 LAK
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
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About Wat Si Muang, Vientiane

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, Vientiane Reviews

  • This Wat has awesome animals(pets)! Make sure to poke your head around corners and look for then (don't be crazy rude though).

  • Vat Si Muang is a holy place of Bhudist and City Pillar in same place located in central Vientiane. This is a most popular for both local peoples and foreigner to be visited. If you bring your own vehicle, here has the area for car parking very conveniece. Many locals people go to praying and bring some of flowers and fruit as the gift to the holy spirits.

  • Peaceful with great farrang products

  • The most beautiful and peaceful Wat I have visited in Vientiane by far. A little bit out of the way but definitely worth the trip.

  • Very peaceful and attractive wat may be one of the best

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