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The Buddha niche walls at Wat Si Saket, Vientiane, Laos
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The main feature of Wat Si Saket is a roughly square cloister that encloses the sim (ordination hall). This is a common feature of large Thai temples, but is less common in Lao temples. An unusual feature in any temple is the thousands of small niches in the outer wall, each of which houses a small Buddha image. On shelves in front of the wall are three rows of larger Buddha images, in various styles and materials. In a converted entrance portico west side of the cloister is a sort of "Buddha bin" holing hundreds of broken images discovered during excavations in support of one of the restorations.
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Taken: 08/01/2011
Uploaded: 21/04/2012
Updated: 17/04/2014
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Tags: wat si saket; vientiane; laos; temple; buddhism; courtyard
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