Wat Si Saket200 Votes Currently 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
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 Travel Tips
- 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
- You can hire a taxi/car/jumbo/bicycle or walk to get here.
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32.36% 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