Vientiane, the capital of Laos and one of the biggest cities in the country, still retains its peaceful atmosphere with its huge tree-lined streets, ancient gorgeous temples and slow pace of life.
What to Expect
This morning will be devoted to explore the well-known Buddha Park, which is 25 km from the city.
The park is home to over 200 statues of Buddha and Hinduism characters made by concrete, especially the enormous sleeping Buddha statue which is 40m in length. Go inside the enormous monument with its different floors symbolizing hell, the underworld and heaven. Many statues seem not to exude the static look of meditation and peace but rather a frustrating look that carries many different emotions.
Relax with a picnic lunch and then transfer back to the city for a short tour.
Reaching the city, you will visit the memorial monument Patuxay. Built in 1957, it is the most prominent landmark in the city. The architecture of the monument was inspired by the architecture of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and combines typical Lao motifs. From the top of the monument, you can see an excellent panoramic view of the city.
Follow a path to the end of Lane Xang Street to visit That Luang, the symbol of the Buddhist country Laos. It also appears on banknotes and was built in 1566 on the ruins of the 13th century Hindu temple.
Finally, visit Vat Sisaket which is famous for not only its cloister wall storing thousands of tiny Buddha images but also its beautiful architecture and layout dating back to 1818.
Transfer back to your hotel.
- Transfer by AC private vehicles
- Local English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- Picnic lunch
- Mineral water
What's Not Included
- Gratuities (optional)
- Other meals and services than mentioned
Know Before You Go
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Infant meals not included
• Please advise on any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
• May be operated in other language with surcharges (French, German, Italian, Russian)