Wat Si Saket, VientianeCurrently Open
- Address: Ave Lane Xang, Vientiane, Laos
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 2 USD
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Sculpture
About Wat Si Saket, Vientiane
This is Vientiane’s oldest surviving ‘wat’ or temple. It was built sometime between 1819 or 1824. The cloister walls of this temple are decorated with thousands of images of Buddha. Many of these were damaged in the 1828 Siamese-Lao war. The main point of attraction here is the Khmer-style Buddha seated on a coiled naga. The 5-meter sculpture is on display in front of the main carving of Buddha. The temple is characterised by surrounding verandas, a five-tiered roof, a drum tower and a small library in its premises. It was restored by the French in 1930.
Wat Si Saket Information
- Modest dressing is recommended when visiting.
- You will see locals feeding monks if you arrive early in the morning. This ceremony is an experience to take back from here.
How To reach Wat Si Saket by Public Transport
- You can hire a taxi/car/jumbo/bicycle or walk to get here.
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Wat Si Saket, Vientiane Reviews
It's a very lovely and spiritual temple. It was very relaxing and I enjoyed my time here.
Wat Sisaket is a Holy place since, it is a very very old architecture and also included with Budda inside the temple and has the painting of the old cultures on the wall but, the officer are not allowed totake photis inside. This place has the 10,000kip entrance fee per person but, it is worth enough to visit. On the around area also has a lot of Budda inside the outer-wall. This is the First Wat was build in Vientianeincluded with ~100,000 Budda inside so, this place was former called (un-officially) as "Wat Hundred Thousand Budda".
The temple was grand and beautiful, and the best part was that it wasn't as jam-packed as those Thai temples in Bangkok as Vientiane is much less well-known and with the small flow of foreigners you can really have a good look around the place instead of just seeing the key bits for a few seconds and getting washed away by the tsunami of people.
It’s an oldest Buddhist pagoda in Vientiane with thousands of Buddha statues, it is a must see temple when you visit Vientiane.
Much more humble than other temples visited. Do ensure that adequate clothing is worn if you do wish to visit the temple, ie; cover shoulders and legs. There is a small entry fee to visit.