Wat Si Saket

Built in 1818, this Buddhist wat in Vientiane is a surprising nod to Siamese-style architecture in a city where traditional Laotian design reigns supreme. The ancient wat’s cloister walls, which hold thousands of tiny wood, stone and bronze Buddahs from the 16th and 19th centuries, is one of the most unique spots on the temple grounds. 

Early morning visitors will find locals gathering to pray and offer alms at the feet of a hand-carved wooden naga—the serpent deity—as well as amid the more than 6,000 statues of Buddha.  

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Wat Si Saket is located opposite the Presidential Palace on Lan Xang Road at the corner of Setthathirat Road, northwest of Haw Phra Kaew.
Dirección: Lan Xang Road, Vientiane, Laos
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