Find good fortune at Wat Si Muang, a wooden worship temple known for its good luck, attracting visitors to come and make a wish. If the wish is granted, people return to the temple to offer gifts and to give thanks for their fulfilled wish. Intricate details and carvings engulf both the inside and outside of the building, and the golden shade of the walls helps it stand out from the surroundings. Don't miss the golden Buddha statue that sits under a tree in the garden, in front of the temple. See Wat Si Muang and all Vientiane has to offer by arranging your trip with our Vientiane tour itinerary planner.
Wat Si Muang reviews
This is the most famous local temple of the city, very active and not so touristic. There is an interesting story behind it. It is definitely worth a visit if you want to witness Lao spirituality. more »
I enjoyed visiting this temple out of all the temples I saw in Vientiane this had the most locals coming and going praying to Buddha. So if you want to see where the locals go and there traditions... more »
A splendid historical site. Many tourist buses outside leaving their diesel engines running is a damn shame.
Most spiritual temple in city. Well known and great place to visit each special religious event
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