Get acquainted with Vientiane on this private, full-day tour and see the city's famed temples, Wat Si Saket and Wat Ho Phra Keo. Marvel at the grand Patuxai monument and browse the many local goods at the Vientiane Central Market before you watch the sunset by the Mekong River.
Begin your excursion at Wat Si Saket, the oldest temple in city which includes a small museum, and see 6,000 miniature Buddha statues and 7,000 depictions of Buddha on the interior walls. Then move to Wat Ho Phra Keo, originally built as a royal temple in the 16th century, and walk within the walls that once held the Emerald Buddha statue.
Stop by the massive Patuxai monument for great photo opportunities and admire the grandeur of the gold-covered stupas of Pha That Luang, a national icon. After a delicious lunch, stroll by the ornate, 16th-century temples Wat Ong Teu, Wat Inpeng, and Wat Haisok. At Vientiane Central Market peruse a wide selection of fresh food, textiles, and antiques, and then wrap up your tour as you watch the sunset by the Mekong River.