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Wat Si Saket Mural - built in 1818 on the orders of King Anouvong; Wat Si Saket is said to be the oldest temple still standing in Vientiane. It was built in the Siamese style of Buddhist architecture, with a surrounding terrace and an ornate five tiered roof, rather than in the Lao style, keeping it safe from the armies of Siam which attacked Vientiane in 1827. Although the temple was spared as its design was Bangkok style, the French restored the temple in 1924 and again in 1930. Wat Si Saket features a cloister wall with more than 2000 ceramic and silver Buddha images.
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Wat Si Saket Mural - built in 1818 on the orders of King Anouvong;  Wat Si Saket is said to be the oldest temple still standing in Vientiane. It was built in the Siamese style of Buddhist architecture, with a surrounding terrace and an ornate five tiered roof, rather than in the Lao style, keeping it safe from the armies of Siam which attacked Vientiane in 1827. Although the temple was spared as its design was Bangkok style, the French restored the temple in 1924 and again in 1930. Wat Si Saket features a cloister wall with more than 2000 ceramic and silver Buddha images.