Wat Si SaketCurrently Closed
- 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Wat Si Saket
68.97% 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
Wat Si Saket Trips
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Wat Si Saket, Vientiane Reviews
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.
The area is full of temples and restaurants so you can spend the afternoon for visiting and take a look at this temple it will cost you only 10k kips. The temple is quite old and has a special architecture but unfortunately the explanations onsite are very limited so better you read about it before going there.
Old iconic temple with plenty of buddha statues. Must visit. Very serene.
Interesting archetecture and the murials in the centre temple are fastinating to study