Last Updated on July 30, 2011 by Christine Kaaloa
If seeing Buddhas are you thing, then you’ll never find yourself at a loss in Laos. In fact, at Vientiane‘s Wat Si Sisket there’s an impressive collection of over 2,000 of them.
Housed in a small cloister, the Buddhas meditate around the main temple, each of them aged with its own personality of time, material and ruin. It’s a virtual antiquities museum jogging you to reflect on the history and reincarnations of ‘The Reawakened One‘.
Cloister halls surrounding the temple.
Entering the hallway of buddhas
A hall of mirrors?
A Trinity of Buddhas
Discarded Buddhas (broken images discovered during excavations)
Wat Si Sisket
Across the street from the Presidential Palace
The cloister is open from 8:00am to noon and 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Admission is 10,000 Kip (1.20 USD).