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The Lao Buddhas of Wat Si Saket

January 15th, 2010

Located on the corner of Lane Xang Road and Setthathirat Road Wat Si Saket is known as the oldest temple of Vientiane. Tourists are attracted by the many Buddhist statues which count up to at least 2000 ceramic and silver Buddha figures.

On the interior temple walls you'll find thousands of small niches carrying a small Buddha statue or a couple of figures. The larger Buddha's in front of the niches are made of different materials like ceramic, silver, gold and wood.

The gardens around the chediThe gardens around the chedi

In the rear of the sim there is an altar carrying at least another thousand of Buddha statues and I was told the whole Wat Si Saket houses more than 6000 statues! So not only a great shaded place to cool off during your sight seeing walk around Vientiane but definitely worth a visit for this unique feature.

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Travel Pictures of Vientiane, Laos

  • The gardens around the chedi The gardens around the chedi
  • The oldest temple in Vientiane The oldest temple in Vientiane
  • The Buddha statues inside the wall The Buddha statues inside the wall
  • Two little shrines at Wat Si Saket Two little shrines at Wat Si Saket
  • Lare Buddha statue in front of smaller ones Lare Buddha statue in front of smaller ones
  • Numerous Buddhist statues in Vientiane Numerous Buddhist statues in Vientiane
  • Pictures of Wat Si Saket Pictures of Wat Si Saket
  • Temple pictures of Wat Si Saket Temple pictures of Wat Si Saket
  • Inside the Si Saket Temple Inside the Si Saket Temple
  • Silk draped Buddha statues Silk draped Buddha statues
  • Monk in the gardens of Wat Si Saket Monk in the gardens of Wat Si Saket
  • Photos of Wat Si Saet Photos of Wat Si Saet
  • The chedi's of the Wat Si Saket The chedi's of the Wat Si Saket
  • Buddhist monk at Wat Si Saket Buddhist monk at Wat Si Saket
  • Street kitty kat in Vuentiane Street kitty kat in Vuentiane
  • Standing Buddha statue in Vientiane Standing Buddha statue in Vientiane
  • Lined up statues in Vientiane Lined up statues in Vientiane

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The Lao Buddhas of Wat Si Saket
Continent: Asia
Country: Laos
City: Vientiane
Period: Oct 2009
Lenght of stay: 3 days
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