World Travel GuidesWat Si Saket, Laos

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Wat Si Saket is the oldest wat in Vientiane because the Siamese did not destroyed it when they invaded the city in 1828. That is partly because it was built according to the Bangkok-style of architecture. The attractiveness of Wat Si Saket, apart from its age, is its cloister, with niches for tiny Buddha statues, as well as the row of about three hundred seated Buddhas.


Wat Si Saket as seen from the outside
Wat Si Saket as seen from the outside
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Buddha statues in the cloister of Wat Si Saket
Buddha statues in the cloister of Wat Si Saket
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A Buddha statue with more in the niches behind
A Buddha statue with more in the niches behind
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A row of seated Buddha statues at the Wat Si Saket cloister
A row of seated Buddha statues at the Wat Si Saket cloister
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Close up of the facial features of a Buddha statue at Wat Si Saket
Close up of the facial features of a Buddha statue at Wat Si Saket
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Pieces of broken statuettes at Wat Si Saket
Pieces of broken statuettes at Wat Si Saket
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The sim or ordination hall of Wat Si Saket
The sim or ordination hall of Wat Si Saket
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Details on a wooden stupa at Wat Si Saket
Details on a wooden stupa at Wat Si Saket
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Another view of the cloister of Wat Si Saket
Another view of the cloister of Wat Si Saket
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