Wat Si Saket, Vientiane

About Wat Si Saket, Vientiane

Wat Si Saket, Vientiane - Address, Ticket Price

Address: Ave Lane Xang, Vientiane, Laos

Ticket Price: 2 USD

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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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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  • 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.

  • Very peaceful temple within walking distance to other destinations.

  • For us the most impressive temple in Vientiane. Centuries old, peacefull with very intresting murals in the main building.

  • Hilarious reviews here by people complaining about no-one speaking English in Vientiane. What exactly do people expect? If you want everyone to speak English then visit the UK - go to Laos to experience something else and Was Si Saket is a gorgeous temple worth checking out. Particularly loved the covered cloister with all the little nooks.

  • ancient temple reminiscent of chiang mai. as well as still in use, it is also an open air museum. beware of the tour busses, rain or shine, they arrive every few hours with a swarm of mostly disrespectful persons that briefly lay siege upon the sacred grounds and disrupt the tranquility - just wait about 30 minutes and they will quickly be gone and peace will return. vientiane, a main gateway to luang prabang and vang vieng, is becoming, like yangon myanmar, more and more developed with the charm of the old city vanishing with modern developments replacing or obstructing the feeling and view of it. you do not need a tour to enjoy the city and attractions, just relax and walk around.

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