Wat Si SaketCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- 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
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.
- 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.
- You can hire a taxi/car/jumbo/bicycle or walk to get here.
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68.73% of people who visit Vientiane include Wat Si Saket in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
72.13% of people start their Wat Si Saket visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Wat Si Saket
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wat Si Saket
All I can say is that it is typical of many other golden temples I had visited. It's history is amazing and it is beautiful however the look becomes repetitive. If your looking for unique I would suggest the old road behind the square. Small prayer tables/stands/Wat built around ancient ruins and mounds. Nothing like these have I seen in SE
Beautiful ancient temple in the heart of Vientiane, with lots of Buddha statue surrounding the courtyard. The main temple building is itself is a exquisite architecture. Tourists are not allowed to take photos inside the temple, however, there is no stopping for photos around the courtyard. Worth a short 20-30 minutes visit to appreciate the culture and history here.
This is a very old temple with it of small amd life size Buddha. Unfortunately they don’t have a guide to explain the temple history. It will help tourist to appreciate the visit.
Very beautiful iconic temple of Vientiane. A must see. Lots of Buddha statues. Entrance fee is 10,000 kip for foreigners. There are drinks and food available inside. Some of the buildings are under restoration, and it’s going to look great once it’s complete. Lots of history here.
More than 6800 buddha statues, this is a very famous temple and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Vientiane. The temple is very beautiful and peaceful indeed. One must visit this place with their friends or family and spend some quiet time when in Vientiane. Not much on the activity front here and no need for a guide I believe. One can simply read about the temple and it's history and spend some time here. Beautiful for photography as well.