Wat Sene

Famous standing Buddha

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What we say: 4 stars

This Thai-style wat was built in 1718 and restored twice during the 1900s.

‘Sene' means 100,000 kip in Lao language and that's supposedly what it cost to originally build the temple (this now equates to around US$12).

It remains an active temple and is known for its large standing Buddha image draped with a saffron robe. The image's shelter, main sim and bell tower are beautifully stencilled with red and gold images of mythical animals and incarnations of the Buddha.

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