Stop at highlighted attractions in Vientiane: Wat Sisaket, That Luang monument, Victory Monument
Contrary to popular belief of a modern and busy city, Vientiane is, in fact, the laidback capital of Laos with unique and hidden charms. To unveil the true lure of Vientiane, let’s join our city tour that takes you to some of the best sights in town. Start with a visit to Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple in the city built in the Siamese style of Buddhist architecture, you will see a huge exhibition of over 2,000 Buddha images well displayed on a cloister wall. Next, it’s on to That Luang monument, a gold-covered large Buddhist stupa which is generally regarded as the national symbol of Laos. This is also the scene of the Boun That Luang, Laos’ most important Buddhist festival. Finally, make your way to Patuxai, the Victory Monument dedicated to those who gave their lives for independence from France. Built to resemble Paris’ Arc de Triomphe, Patuxai offers a stunning view of the town and the Mekong River. Touring around different highlights of Vientiane to gain a better understanding of this charming capital will surely an unforgettable experience that makes your day in Laos.
Tours with this experience
Explore the most important cities of Laos including Luang Prabang, Xieng Khuang and Vientiane
Step in the most holy lands of the country and understand about its cultural value
Fall in love with the breathtaking beauty of Kuang Si Waterfall waterfalls with cool turquoise water for swimming and a natural foot spa by the small fish
Visit the trip to Plain of Jars - witness the reminder of harrowing war
Relax in the stunning Kuang Si waterfall when swimming in the fantastic green water
Wander along Luang Prabang streets and explore the colorful temples, colonical buildings and beautiful lanes
Feel the enchanting atmosphere of the well-preserved ancient town of Luang Prabang when visiting famous sites: Wat Visoun, Wat Xiengthong, Wat Mai, Wat Aham, and Royal Palace Museum
Learn about local efforts on protecting wild animals in the Elephant Village and Tat Kuang Si bear rescue center
Immerse in the fresh natural views of Kuang Si waterfall and the surrounding jungle
Explore the countryside villages in Laos and interact with the local people
Get a slice of rural life in Vang Vieng while cruising along the tranquil Nam Song river
Tour around Vientiane’s iconic attractions: Wat Sisaket, That Luang monument, and Victory Monument
Soak in the grace of the UNESCO-listed exquisite town of Luang Prabang and visit Royal Palace Museum, Mount Phousi, Wat Xiengthong, Pak Ou Caves
Partake in unique Laos’ traditions: daily morning almsgiving and Baci ceremony
Experience rural life in Luang Prabang’s countryside and Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Center
Have fun with adorable elephants at Elephant Village
Kayak around the tiny islands on Nam Ngum Lake
Explore Vientiane, the peaceful capital of Laos with its fantastic temples: Wat Si Muang, Wat Sisaket, Wat Prakeo
Visit the country's impressive landmarks: That Luang, Patuxay Monument
Discover the hill tribe villages and stunning scenery surrounding Bolaven Plateau
Visit Wat Phou, ancient temple ruins in the countryside of Champasak
Enjoy the laidback atmosphere in the 4000 island region
Visit best attractions in Luang Prabang such as Wat Xiengthong, Royal Palace Museum, Mount Phousi
Join a Baci ceremony at a local family and learn more about Laos’ culture
Admire beauty of Kuang Si and Tad Sea Waterfalls
Support Laotian children by a book party in Big Brother Mouse
Have fun at Elephant Village and explore how to take care of these gentle giants
Discover the laid-back atmosphere in Vientiane through city’s highlights: Wat Sisaket, Pha That Luang, Buddha Park
Catch the old sense of Vientiane on a city tour through its ancient temples and highlights such as Wat Sisaket, Haw Phra Kaew, Pha That Luang,...
Learn about the danger of UXO in Laos today at Xieng Khouang UXO-Survivors' Information Centre
See the bizarre scenery of the famed Plain of Jars
Explore the charming UNESCO-protected town of Luang Prabang
Swim in the spectacular Kuang Si falls and stop by some villages of H'mong, Lao Loum people
Trek through the hidden villages of Nong Khiaw and see the daily life of villagers
Take in the age-old beauty of Wat Phou amidst the natural settings of southern Laos
Visit the famous falls of Li Phi and Khone Phapeng as well as enjoy the sleepy vibe in the 4000 islands region
Immerse in the fresh air of Bolaven Plateau with green plantations and magnificent waterfalls
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