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Address: Vientiane, Laos
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USD 65.00*
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Guided Vientiane City and Buddha Park Full-Day Tour
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Half-Day Vientiane City Tour Including Hotel Pickup

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Atmosphere wins.

Not a particularly large sight to see, but definitely a must-see. Wat Si Muang holds a lot of history and is a place of a legend that a young pregnant woman sacrificed herself... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
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Long Beach, California
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45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Great and ornate Wat. It is nice and near the center of town. It is a good place to stop for about an hour.

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Singapore
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238 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 449 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The temple I went that had the least "touristy" feel! Could observe many of the locals performing their merit-making rituals and ceremonies in front of the Buddha. The temple is colourful and had many sculptures around for worshipping!

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Unknown
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36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Not a particularly large sight to see, but definitely a must-see. Wat Si Muang holds a lot of history and is a place of a legend that a young pregnant woman sacrificed herself by jumping into the hole where the city pillar is placed, letting the pillar drop on her body. Slightly creepy, but it is clear the temple is... More 

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Thank Anonymous G
Vientiane, Laos
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

You will visit many large and beautiful temples during your trip to Southeast Asia. Wat Si Muang is not large and not full of large statues. It has however something very different about it: charm and a sincere sense of tranquility a very real place of worship. It is the soul of Vientiane. I try to go early on a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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545 reviews
176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

A local friend took us to this temple after having visited some of the more popular ones. So I had a little bit of an insiders view - one thing to check outside of the temple is the Buddha under a beautiful bodhi tree. It's right in the parking lot. The main temple is actually two - the big one... More 

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Thank loveDCA
Bern, Switzerland
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150 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

There was much activity at the temple when I visited on a Saturday: people were getting blessings from a monk in one part of the temple, while in the other worshippers were making offerings while women were cleaning dishes on the sides. The ceiling and the window shutters are beautiful. Might be useful to get a guide or read a... More 

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California
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26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

It is a small and beautiful temple bustling with local life. Many locals come to pray and worship. For a donation of 5000 lak, you receive two joss sticks and flowers to offer inside the temple. A monk will bless you with holy water and tie strings to each wrist for your donation. My friends got white strings and donated... More 

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Thank Jess C
Pattaya, Thailand
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810 reviews
522 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

This is where the locals come to wish for luck...picturesque wooden wat, very colorful. Wat Si Muang is the first temple you'll see driving into Vientiane. Plenty of photo ops on the grounds including a statue of Arou Rang outsude and the charming City Pillar up the street.

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Thank Larry M
Bega, Australia
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19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2016

First Wat I went to. Probably the most to see here, but no information on what you are looking at which is a pity. So you really need to read up first or you don't realise the significance of what you are looking at.

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Thank fionabk
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2,287 reviews
1,508 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 810 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

This is a temple known for giving luck and fortune. The legend is that a young pregnant woman sacrificed herself by jumping into a hole and a pillar was built over her body. It is believed her spirit guards this Wat. A busy temple receiving a constant flow of visitors making wishes and returning with more offerings once their wish... More 

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