Wat Si Saket

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  • 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

Wat Si Saket - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Wat Si Saket

  • Wat Si Saket Address: Ave Lane Xang, Vientiane, Laos
  • Wat Si Saket Timing: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Wat Si Saket Price: 2 USD
  • Best time to visit Wat Si Saket(preferred time): 09:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Time required to visit Wat Si Saket: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Wat Si Saket

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

  • 71.37% of people start their Wat Si Saket visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Wat Si Saket

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

90.26% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wat Si Saket

People normally club together Cope Visitor Centre and That Dam while planning their visit to Wat Si Saket.

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Wat Si Saket, Vientiane Reviews

  • I liked the temple here. It’s traditional place and if you like to see the Monuments you'll love this place.

  • Nice place to visit, very calm and peaceful. Check out the opening timings before you visit it.There is entrance ticket 10000 kip for foreigners and 3000 kip for locals.

  • Actually, it’s name is Sisaket Museum. I love this place because of the quiet and peaceful feeling. Price to entry is 10,000 kip for foreigners and 3,000 kip for Laos people.

  • I am not that knowledgeable about the temples in Vientiane but I did like visiting this one. Best known for the large number of statues of Buddha that are kept in the temple.

  • It's a very lovely and spiritual temple. It was very relaxing and I enjoyed my time here.

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