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“city pillar” (5 reviews)
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Vientiane, Laos
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small busy temple located in the city centre, this is a working temple popular with the locals. We stopped here awhile for some quiet contemplation.

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Not really a tourist attraction but a place of worship. It is free of charge and significantly more quiet as there was no group of tourists when I was there yesterday morning.

Thank Enhan
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Wat Si Muang is located at the eastern end of Thanon Setthathirath, in the triangular area formed just before the street merges with Thanon Samsenthai and turns into Thanon Thadeua. Wat Si Muang is one of Vientiane’s most popular sites of worship, and offers a...More

Thank ArghyaKolkata
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Many people come anywhere, every day, they are coming for the pray, and request the gift from the Buddha, based on their believe

Thank Phouma P
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This is a sacred and must visit place in Vientiane. It is also just next to the city pillar shrine. Visitors and locals can not miss this place.

Thank Ketsamay R
Reviewed 1 September 2017

A small beautiful temple bustling with local life. Great place to visit while touring the laid back city of Vientiane. This is considered by numerous as one of the most sacred places.

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

The temple is said to be the most visited and popular in Vientiane among locals. This temple is also one of the citypillar of the city of Vientiane (the legend of If Muang)

Thank harry_mdj
Reviewed 16 July 2017

History would have that this temple built in 1653 was named after local lady who sacrificed herself to appease angry spirits by jumping down the central pillar shaft – there is a small statue in her memory in the garden – as with most local...More

Thank GDay1044
Reviewed 2 May 2017

For the Lao folks this is a sacred place to visit. Years ago when the stork lived on the site it was more interesting, but it has now died and for me it has lost some of the romance. The various Buddha's around the grounds...More

Thank 973devon2014
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Visit this Wat for the serenity. This is not the Wat with gold encrusted edifices and interesting art. In this Wat, you witness the devotion of the Laos people. And get a taste of the Buddhist peace that infuses their lives and their pleasant interactions...More

Thank kathmandu91
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