This temple, built in 1818, is regarded as one of the oldest surviving religious structures in Vientiane. Established during ... More
Wat Si Saket
This temple, built in 1818, is regarded as one of the oldest surviving religious structures in Vientiane. Established during the reign of King Anouvong, the last King of Laos, it is the oldest Wat in Vientiane and the only one to have stood ground after the invasions of the 1820s. Around the perimeter are 10,136 bronze and metal Buddha statues. This ancient place of worship is definitely worth a visit as it is not only an interesting site to look around, but also a valuable piece of the city's cultural heritage.
It's obviously very old. Interesting in that it has these unique niches in the walls filled with tiny buddha images (although the original silver ones have been replaced with gilded stone). Not immediately clear where to enter (we found ourselves in the monks' quarters!) 5000 kip pp entry
Situated 24 kms south east of the city, a visit to this park makes for a pleasant afternoon. There are
approximately 200 Buddhist and religious images dating back over 500 years, most of which were introduced from India. At ...
Wat Saket Ratcha Wora Maha Wihan is a Buddhist temple located at the foothills of the Phu Khao Thong (Golden
Mount). The temple was built during the Ayutthaya era (1350 1767) and was refurbished by King Rama I during ...
The Lao Plaza complex, built in 1997, houses this luxury hotel with an elegant Asian ambiance. The spacious lobby, decorated
with traditional Lao architectural details, sets the mood to ensure a comfortable visit. Guests can enjoy attractive facilities including ...