Those with the heart for adventure should venture to the beautiful Vientiane city of Laos that is filled with many historical sites such as Wat Sisaket, Wat Ho Phra Kaew, Patuxai Monument and markets for you to explore!
Discover the marvels of the capital city of Laos, Vientiane that is filled with beautiful sights to behold which includes the old Wats (‘temples’) and historical monuments that bring pride to the heart of local Laos. Traverse to one of the oldest temple in Laos called the Wat Sisaket that even survived the attack from the Siamese during the Siamese war in 1828. The Wat Sisaket houses an abundance of Buddha statues which includes more than 8000 Buddha statues. The tiny statues of the Buddhas are made out of different materials such as wood, stone and bronze. Built by the last King of the Lan Xiang Kingdom in 1818, the Wat Sisaket is now the oldest Buddhist monastery in Laos. Marvel at the impressive craftsmanship and features of the temple as you take a casual stroll around the peaceful Wat Sisaket.
Hop on next to another historic stop in the city, the Wat Ho Phra Kaew. Explore the former temple of the royal family, that used to house the Emerald Buddha statue in 1565 when it was constructed. Now, the temple is currently being used to be a museum to display an abundance of religious art and it is also a small shop that sells interesting goods. Wat Ho Phra Keow is home to a number of Lao treasures such as the gilded throne, Khmer Buddhist stone tablets, wooden carvings, bronze frog drums and palm-leaf manuscripts. The temple features stunning carvings and statues that will leave you in awe. If you like taking photos, then this picturesque temple is definitely not to be missed!
Visit the That Luang Stupa that is deeply important to the local Laos community as it is considered to be a national symbol to the country. The That Luang Stupa is considered to be one of the largest stupas in Laos and the stupa was rebuilt after many historical events, which includes World War II, Thai invasion and many. The That Luang Stupa represents the Lao culture and identity due to the architecture of the building as it strongly mirrors the Buddhist teachings. Then, you will venture to the Patuxai monument which mirrors the Arc de Triomphe that is located in France and the monument represents the victory by the Laos fighters who fought to gain independence against the French. Then, you will taste the delectable Lao cuisine that will be served at the local restaurant for lunch.
Once afternoon approaches, you will further explore the beautiful Vientiane on foot, where you will explore the Wat Ong Teu, which is the home of one of the most beautiful image of Buddha that is four meters tall and it is made out of the alloy of gold, silver and bronze. Step foot into the Wat Inpeng that is located near the banks of the Mekong river that has an attractive architecture and then you will make your way to the Wat Hai Sok that is a well-known place of offering at the Two Princesses Shrine. Explore the Vientiane Central Market of Talad Sao and Talad Kewadin where you will discover an abundance of goods being sold, such as trinkets, souvenirs, textiles and antiques and immerse yourself in the lifestyle of the local Lao people.
Refer to the map below to see a list of pick up locations that are available for you to choose from. You can select your desired pick up location when you book the tour.
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Pick up is also available for other locations under the vicinity of Vientiane. For more information, please contact Adventoro's concierge service.
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