Vientiane Capital Highlights

GDL-Vientiane-16In a air conditionned minivan , this city guided tour takes you to the main attractions in Vientiane.

Vientiane (Viengchang) is an ancient city, situated on the bend on the left bank of the Mekong and the largest city, capital of Laos. You will be transported and guided to all main attractions of the city. Vat Prakeo, Vat Sisaketh, Pathouxai, That Luang...and explore the very extravagant Buddha Park!

In the morning time, we take a sightseeing tour of Vientiane, to visit religious museums of Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple to have been survived from the Siamese war of 1828 and its cloister contains more than 8000 Buddha statues; Ho Prakeo, the former home-temple of the Emerald Buddha statue or Pra


Keo from the early time of Lane Xang Kingdom until 18th century, but today it contains a collection of Buddha statues, antiques and all artifacts found in around Vientiane; That Luang Stupa, the single most important monument in Laos, which was built to cover the original small stupa containing a piece of the chest bone of Buddha, That Luang serves as the main and symbolic stupa in Laos. It's also our national symbol and recognizable throughout the world, gathering place for national Buddhism ceremony. It's also the biggest stupa in Laos; Patouxay (Arch de Triumph), built quite recently in commemoration of those who died during the wars in the past and it is today as the land-mark of Vientiane.

We make a lunch stop at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, we continue the sigthseeing tour to Carol Cassidy, a Gallery weaving Lao textiles and natural dye making process from A-Z; Buddha Park on the Mekong of which Buddha statues in modern style shapes. One of them is the largest Recling Buddha in Laos. They were built by a Lao man in order to teach following generations about religions worldwide after his study in India. A larger park was built in Nong Khai, Thailand and his body has been kept there.

We return to Vientiane in the late afternoon.

Visit to Carol Cassidy: On Saturday, the visit should be done in the morning time. The place is close from Saturday afternoon and re open on Monday Morning.

Depart From :
GDL Office or your Hotel/Guesthouse
Returns to :
GDL Office or your Hotel/Guesthouse
Province visited :
Starts at :
finishes at :
Nb of days :
1 Day
Reference :
1 - easy
Meals :
Local restaurant, Western food, Lao Food
Transport :
Private Minivan, Private tuk-tuk
Activities :
Sight seeing, Cultural Experience
What to bring :
Hat, Sun-cream, Mosquito repellent, Personal belongings, Pocket money
What is included :
Water, Meals, English speaking guide, Transport as mentioned above, Government taxes, All entrance fees, Travel permits

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