Vientiane’s oldest surviving Wat in Laos
Believed to be the Vientiane’s oldest surviving Wat in Laos, Wat Si Saket has its charming beauty. It is a temple famous for its cloister wall. It has thousands of small images and a statue of a sitting Buddha.
Wat Si Saket in Vientiane
The Wat Si Saket in Vientiane, Laos belonged to the most beautiful temples in its architectures and layout. It is included in the Most Famous Temples in the country. Many art enthusiasts visit the temple to witness the astonishing sculptures and figurines created by the skilled craftsmen. King Chao Anouvong, also known as King Sethathirath V, the last monarch of Vientiane ordered the building of Wat Si Saket between the 1818 and 1824. The temple is the oldest and original monastery in the country that survived from the 1838 war between the Siamese (Thai) and Lao (people from Laos). With this, the existing temple is near its two centuries of existence.
Wat Si Saket
The Wat Si Saket is a temple in Vientiane that houses tiny images and has rows of hundreds seated Buddha. In total, it has an estimated of more than 6800 Buddha images. Though the Naga Buddha, styled by Khmer is slightly damaged, it is still attractive to tourists. In fact, it is one of the 10 Famous Attractions in Laos. The Buddha images surrounded by a cobra make it more interesting. In Buddhism, the cobra symbolizes the Naga deity, a door guardian. All the images are made of wood, bronze, and stone. There are also silver Buddha. These are in different sizes and texture that started from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Also, surrounding the temple are tropical fruit trees that make the environment pleasant for the residents and tourists to visit.
Many people visit one of the top cities in Laos, its capital Vientiane and in doing so, they search at TriExpert to get the best-guaranteed booking of hotels and check the Visit Mekong for flights. They also create their Trip and Itinerary to Vientiane in their budget. Early in the morning, they visit Wat Si Saket to witness the impressive ceremony of giving food to the monks and many residents that pray and merit their Lord Buddha. They also become fascinated with the murals in the main building of the temple. The temple is a lovely and peaceful place to devote worship. Hence, the Wat Si Saket belonged the famous temples in the country.