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Vat Sisaket

Listed under Temples in Vientiane, Laos.

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The only temple to survive a 19th century invasion, Vat Sisaket is unique among all Vientiane’s temples for retaining its original structure, lacking any remodeling. Nearly 7000 depictions of the Buddha inhabit the interior, and a group of large wall murals are well-known for their elaborate portrayal of one of the Buddha’s previous lives – a story called Balasankhaya Jataka.

Written by  Sarah Clise.

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