Wat Si Saket, Vientiane

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#2 of 16 in Historic Sites in Vientiane
Thanks to its sturdy Siamese style architecture, Wat Si Saket stands intact and represents one of the oldest temples in the capitol. The Buddhist compound served as headquarters to the armies of Siam during king Anouvong's rebellion in 1827--which resulted in the city's total destruction and the relocation of its denizens. As you explore the temple halls and courtyard, examine the cloister walls both inside and out, which feature over more than 2,000 images of Buddha made of ceramic and silver. The main hall itself keeps a total of 6,480 Buddha images on its walls. Expect crowds at this popular attraction. You can plan Vientiane trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • There is ho Pra tai meaning the perfect spot to keep Buddhism teaching (like bible), which have been the one 1 temple which has not been burning up not war with Siam during that period. I do endorse g...  more »
  • This is the first Wat in the neighborhood and it is also where they have moved many Buddhas from several other Wats to guard them. You are going to find a good deal of Buddhas there, a number of which...  more »
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