Wat Si Muang

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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.

A Buddha statue at the temple

A statue of King Sisavang Vong stands in front of Wat Simuang.

There is a legend that pregnant women at the time of construction were given to as sacrifice to God.[1]


Inside, the temple is unusual in being divided into two rooms. The front room is quiet, with a monk usually on hand to give blessings. The rear room houses the large main altar, with statues and images of the Buddha.[2]



  1. ^ "ASEAN GUIDE LAOS" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Asiaforvisitors.com - A guide to Laos". Archived from the original on 8 December 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2008.

Coordinates: 17°57′28″N 102°37′02″E / 17.9579°N 102.6171°E / 17.9579; 102.6171