Wat Si Saket was built in 1818 on the orders of King Anouvong (Sethathirath V.) Si is derived from the Sanskrit title of veneration Sri, prefixed to the name of Wat Saket in Bangkok, which was renamed by Anouvong's contemporary, King Rama I. Wat Si Saket 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. This may have kept it safe as the armies of Siam that sacked Vientiane in 1827 used the compound as their Headquarters and lodging place. It may now be the oldest temple still standing in Vientiane. The French restored Wat Si Saket 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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Alco (7531) 2014-03-13 20:35
Beautiful picture of that building with a nice presentation. I like very much its architecture, mainly the roof.Your picture is very sharp and the colors are superb under that blue sky. Very well done.
Have a nice day.
serp2000 (45524) 2014-03-13 21:15
Your photo brings me back to Laos. I have been in Luangprabang a few days only and I'd like to come back someday. Wonderful composition with so nice frame, superb colors, perfect sharpness.
HimalAnda (10671) 2014-03-14 0:07
I like this composition with the frame made by the dark roof on the foreground. The colors are nice too.
jemaflor (102159) 2014-03-14 0:54
Good presentation through this door, good contrast effect, nice architecture and perfect light management,tfs.
sandpiper (6788) 2014-03-14 3:38
Fine shot of this impressive Wat. Some lovely architecture and a good composition
mirosu (16273) 2014-03-14 5:23
Excellent photo. The view up is clever. The composition is well chosen, with excellent combination of light and shadows and great depth. I like the clear blue color of the sky because it contrasts nicely with the browns and greens in the photo.
Have a nice weekend.
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-03-14 6:27
stunning picture taken from very well thought through POV which allows natural framing by the arch. Nice composition with interesting architecture taking central part of the photo and different kinds of greenery softening the image and adding some life to it.
Well handled light, sharpness and contrast.
Thanks for sharing
dta (81538) 2014-03-14 10:03
Hello Federico ,
This temple is splendid . Very well framed by the darkest roof in the FG .
well done .