Visit Vientiane

Vat Thai Luang, Vientiane
City Central Vientiane
Vientiane
Vientiane
Traditional Opera Performance
Vientiane Palace

Sleepy Vientiane seems little more than a village. Snuggling a curve in the Mekong River, Laos's capital city is a charming clutch of decrepit French villas and art deco Russian buildings mingled with splays of hot pink bougainvillea and the golden spires of Buddhist temples reaching above elongated palms

The city is the home of the massive gilded stupa, Pha That Luang, a national symbol of Laos. The streets are lined with trees, French colonial buildings, street markets, Buddhist temples, and noodle shops. Just outside the city is Buddha Park, a garden littered with over 200 cement sculptures depicting the gods and monsters of Buddhist and Hindu myth.

The city may reveal its beauty less readily than Luang Prabang, but spend a few days visiting its unusual sights, sampling its excellent food and enjoying a Beer Lao at sunset by the river, and you’ll soon feel at home here.Many of the handicraft centres and restaurants in the city work with the local community to ensure traditional values are not lost and we encourage our clients to visit such projects.

 
 

TOP 10 THINGS TO SEE AND DO

01 Walk down to the river and just sit in the park area in the sunshine
02 Go to Wat Si Saket, one of the most beatiful and tranquil temples in the area
03 Go to Pha That Luang, the incredible golden monument/temple 
04 Get a full body massage at a place called Champa
05 Get cocktails from Daafa, a bar along the main strip, Th Setthathirat.
06 
Go to Talat Sao Market…it’s huge and sells pretty much anything 
07 Walk around Budha Park ( Wat Sieng Khuang)
08 Perfect your bowling skills at one of Vientiane’s numerous alleys
09 Get out of the center and see how the city retains the feel of an overgrown village. 
10 Hands-on learning experience and vocational training in the Laos culinary
 

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