Wat Si Muang or Simuong (Lao: ວັດສີເມືອງ) is a Buddhist temple in Vientiane, the capital of Laos.
The temple was built in 1563, in the former Kingdom of Lan Xang.
Dien Nguyen | Mar 3, 2018
Ngôi chùa này xây dựng năm 1566 được xem là nơi linh thiêng nhất Vientain, với truyền thuyết về một phụ nử có thai tự hiến tế trong quá trình xây chùa, được minh hoạ bằng phế tích một cột cổ được xây bao xung quanh bằng đá như một đoạn tường thành có quấn lụa màu đỏ phía sau chùa. Vật để dâng lể phật là tháp hoa cúc kết cùng với lá chuối và 2 cây đèn cầy nhỏ cung cấp ở cổng chùa, chi phí của lể vật này do khách tuỳ tâm bỏ vào thùng công đức. Sau khi khách làm lể xong nhà chùa dọn dẹp lể vật và đem ra ngoài cổng tiếp tục cho khách mới đến dùng. Khoa học và văn minh. Trong chính điện có một vị sư trẻ chịu trách nhiệm buộc chỉ cầu may và vẫy nước hoa. Có ống đựng các que xin xăm.
Leigh Patterson | Feb 24, 2018
A colourful take on the traditional Laos temple. There's no fee for entry, and for those devout there are often monks offering blessings.
Joseph O'Neill | Feb 16, 2018
This Wat has awesome animals(pets)! Make sure to poke your head around corners and look for then (don't be crazy rude though).
Somkhit Wilailak | Feb 7, 2018
Vat Si Muang is a holy place of Bhudist and City Pillar in same place located in central Vientiane. This is a most popular for both local peoples and foreigner to be visited. If you bring your own vehicle, here has the area for car parking very conveniece. Many locals people go to praying and bring some of flowers and fruit as the gift to the holy spirits.
Peter Labuschagne | Feb 9, 2018
Peaceful with great farrang products
erik furball | Mar 8, 2018
Nice colorfull temple. Better than wat sisaket nearby. Free entry.
Dipika Das | Mar 25, 2018
Awesome temple... Lovely place..
Kaustav Datta | Jun 23, 2018
Witness asian culture in a beautiful way! Great tourist destination indeed. One of the best places to visit when in Vientiane. The temple is beautiful and the architecture is splendid. The temple complex is massive and there is a buddha statue right at the entrance to the left in front of a tree. It looks very beautiful. As you move in, there is a big prayer hall as well as the temple itself. Both the places are worth spending some time. There is also a small trove of Buddha statues on exhibition at the end of the temple before you exit. The complex is very big so make sure you go through quickly if you want to visit more places before you run out of time.
Nguyen Sai | May 6, 2018
Wat Si Muang is one of Vientiane’s most popular sites of worship, and offers a fascinating insight into how old animist beliefs have blended seamlessly with Theravada Buddhism. According to local legend, when the temple was being built in 1563 a young pregnant woman named Si Muang volunteered to sacrifice herself to appease the angry spirits. She threw herself into a hole in the ground where the building’s central pillar was to be placed, and was crushed when the massive pillar was lowered into position. This central pillar also formed the centre of the town that was springing up around Wat Si Muang, which to this day is revered as the ‘mother temple’ of Vientiane. During the That Luang Festival every October or November, this temple is one of the focal points of the celebrations, and Si Muang is fêted as a guardian of the city. On a daily basis, Wat Si Muang attracts crowds of local Buddhists who want to benefit from its ‘good luck’ powers. It is commonly thought that if you pray for something here and simultaneously make a promise, your wish will be granted, providing you return and fulfil your promise.
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