Wat Sisaket is a small pagoda in Vientiane capital city. There are 6840 statues of Buddha statues, which are rare and precious. They are mostly made from bronze. Some are made from other materials like precious wood, silver or gold-inlaid. Buddhism is considered the national religion in Laos. With anout 1,400 pagodas throughout the country, Vientiane is the centre of hundreds of pagoda in many sizes that have the value of culture, history and architecture. Some typical pagodas are Heavy Buddha which was born since first century and were the school for many monks; Prakeo pagoda is special with Phra Bang Buddha statue (casted from gold in Sri Lanka) which was brought from Angkor by King Fa Ngum in 14th century. This statue is considered the symbol of Buddhism in Laos. There are also some other big pagodas like Vatho Prakeo, That Luang, etc.
Wat Sisaket is located in the Sethathirath street in Lane Xang Boulevard. It was build in 17th century. There are two Buddhist statues by bronze here and the head of this pagoda tells that there are 6,840 statues in this pagoda in every size. In the main palace, there is many ancient precious bronze gold-laid statues.