Wat Si Muang temple in Vientiane

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Wat Si Muang Buddhist temple is not as popular and famous among tourists as, for example, the huge golden stupa of that Luang, but for locals it is one of the most sacred places in the city. The fact is that city shrine or temple pillar (City Pillar Shrine)is located on its territory. Buddhists believe that it is in him that the spirit lives-the protector of the city. It is believed that this pillar is more than 1000 years old.

The temple complex itself is not very large, made in the traditional style: decorated with gold and Buddha statues. Most of the buildings on the territory are relatively modern, dating from the XIX and XX centuries, but they were built to replace the destroyed older ones. Leisurely strolling in the complex can be spent unnoticed for an hour. If you want, you can participate in the offering ceremony at any time.

Wat Simyang temple in Vientiane

🕐 Working hours: 08:00 – 18:00.

💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: free, donations are welcome.

🚶 How to get there: the temple is located in the center of the city (temple on the map), it is easily accessible on foot from most hotels or take any bus to the final bus station Khua Din Bus Station (Talat Sao bus station), and from there 15 minutes on foot. The city shrine is not located on the territory of the temple complex, but next to it (shrine on the map).

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Panorama of Wat Simyang temple

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