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|The Ho Tay (Library) structure
Stamp featuring Wat Si Saket is famous for the Ho Tay (Library) structure, the place where old Buddhists scripture are kept
Wat Si Saket is a Buddhist temple in Vientiane, Laos. It was built in 1818 on the order of King Anouvong in Siamese style of Buddhist architecture, with a surrounding terrace and an ornate five-tiered roof, rather than in the Lao style. This may have kept it safe, since the armies of Siam that sacked Vientiane following Anouvong's rebellion in 1827 used the compound as their headquarters and lodging place. It may be the oldest temple still standing in Vientiane. The French colonial government restored Wat Si Saket in 1924 and again in 1930. Wat Si Saket features a cloister wall with more than 2,000 ceramic and silver Buddha images. The temple also houses a museum.
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