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Address: Rue Setthathirath, Vientiane 0100, Laos
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The Emerald Buddha's former home

This is the wat where the emerald Buddha was in situ until moved to Bangkok by the Thais. There are numerous artifacts, primarily Buddhas. here

Reviewed 13 February 2017
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San Mateo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As you will learn--this is the home of the Emerald Buddha except that it was taken to Thailand like two hundred years ago. So other than that story this is pretty much a typical temple. Beautiful place--but the temples do begin to look alike after some time. But in Vientiane you can't miss it--and the Sisket is nearby so see... More 

Thank chesterchandler
Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Since it is located next to Wat Sisaket, which is a must do destination in Vientiane, you may as well have a look at this temple too. Entrance fee is below 1 $. It houses a very tiny museum with some interesting steles, otherwise nothing special.

Thank pierremichelshanghai
Guangzhou, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We visited Wat Siskaset and then found this temple across the street. It's a fairly small temple and there wasn't so much to see so we only spent around 15 minutes there but it's a beautiful temple nonetheless! There were signs saying it cost 5000 kip for entrance but there was nobody selling tickets so I just put the money... More 

Thank jtaylor946
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is the wat where the emerald Buddha was in situ until moved to Bangkok by the Thais. There are numerous artifacts, primarily Buddhas. here

Thank gsrs
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418 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This temple was built to house the statue of the smaragd Buddha which had been brought to Laos from Chiang Mai. The original temple was built of wood, it was destroyed - like so many other temples - by the Siamese invasion. The statue can be found today in the Wat Pra Kaeo temple in Bangkok, revered as a national... More 

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Labrador, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Yet another temple! Quite imposing from the outside with lots of gold, yet modern tiled steps leading up. We visited on a Peregrine tour so fee was included. Don't know whether it's worth the small entrance fee to get in, as you see enough from outside and no photos allowed inside. Supposedly the site of where the Emerald Buddha was... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I didn't get much from visiting this temple. No photography of any kind allowed inside which is where a lot of poorly lite artifacts under glass exist. The most interesting thing on the premises are they three odd carved tree trunks off to the side. Look for them ... and spend some time looking at them. One of the reviewers... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This is one of top "must See" places in viantiane. 5k Kip entrance fee. Not much to See, but interesting to visit when having a day trip to See places in There

Thank Markus V
Kettering, United Kingdom
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106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Situated accross the street from Wat Sisaket you are likley to visit both together. The temple is now a museum and at the time we visited you could not go inside, plus there were some couples having wedding photos taken, who just walked in front of other people (me included) who were taking photos. Around the outside are some intricate... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Entrance fee of 5k kip. 1 main structure with plenty of artifact, although the most important artifact are stolen.

Thank hckok77

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