Enjoy a comprehensive overview of the significant sights and wonders of Vientiane on a full-day tour. With temples of high religious importance, sights and smells of an exotic market, and the unusual monuments of Buddha Park, there's much to discover and admire in the Laos capital.
Begin engaging with the city's spiritual history at the oldest temple in town—Wat Si Saket. It now doubles as a national museum, housing almost 7,000 images of Buddha. Nearby is Haw Phra Kaew, a temple that was once home to the eminent Emerald Buddha. Today, it exhibits a fine collection of Khmer and Lao art. Then at That Luang, see the most important religious site in the country and a reported burial place of bones from Buddha himself.
Afterward, arrive at Patuxai, an important Korean monument honoring those who fought for independence from France. Here, snap a few pictures and enjoy far-reaching city views. From there, take a stroll through the city's marketplace, absorbing the lively atmosphere and taking in the sounds and smells swirling around you.
Finish your tour at Buddha Park, a fascinating area with unique Buddhist and Hindu sculptures. Marvel at their size and shape before heading back to your hotel.