Vientiane, Lao PDR
1 November 2012

The statue of King Sisavang Vong is located just in front of the Wat Si Muang temple.  He ruled the Kingdom from 28 April 1904 until his death on 20 October 1959.  He was known as a “playboy king” who had up to 50 children by 15 wives.  Fourteen of the children died in the Mekong River after a boating accident.