Wat Si Saket (or Sisaket Temple) is probably the oldest temple in the Lao capital still standing. But it’s newer than it looks, having been built in 1818–so many of the others have been the victim of a string of wars in the 20th century. Just across the street from the Presidential Palace and just a block from the Mekong River, it’s most famous for its collection of 2000 or so ceramic and silver Buddha statues on display in its cloisters.
The complex’s architecture is also different to most other Lao Wats. It was built in the Siamese style rather than the traditional Lao style, something that’s evident in both the styles of the Buddha statues and the ornate five-tiered roof on the buildings.
Photos of Wat Si Saket
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