Adventure awaits at the capital city of Laos, Vientiane that is surrounded by beautiful historical sites that will surely leave you in awe!
Embark on an exhilarating journey to the capital of Laos called the Vientiane, which is also the biggest city in the country but it differs from other capitals in Southeast Asia due to its laid-back nature. After a delightful breakfast, you will soar through the city on a bicycle and then head to one of the oldest Wat (“temple”) in Vientiane called the Wat Sisaket that can be dated back to centuries before and the temple has even endured the Siamese war in 1828. The Wat Sisaket contains more than 8000 Buddha statues that enhance the beauty and glory of the temple. Some of the statues can even date back to the 16th and 19th centuries. Traverse to the stunning Wat Prakeo, previously a temple for the royal family which has since been transformed into a museum that holds an abundance of arts and antiques. The Wat Phra Kaew was first constructed in 1565 where it used to be the home of the Emerald Buddha that is currently housed in Thailand's Grand Palace.
Ride along the paved roads which will lead to the Lanexang Avenue, where you will have abundant opportunities to take some memorable photos of the glorious Patuxai Monument which towers over the area. The Patuxai Monument is a monument to represent the independence gained from France due to the war that occurred in the 20th century. It is dedicated to those who fought strongly against the French at the time. The monument can even be likened to the Arc de Triomphe that is located in France. Go up to the top of the monument where you will have the perfect view of the beautiful Vientiane.
Your next stop would be to the Rue Singha 23 road where you will encounter the Pha That Luang, one of the most important Laos monument as it represents the national symbol of Laos. Admire the beautiful Lao architectural style as it is heavily influenced by the Buddhist religion, that contains many pictures and statues of the glorified Buddha. Your final stop would be to the Museum Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise or COPE, that is involved in aiding the victims of the unexploded ordnance (UXO) resulted from to the heavy bombing campaigns during the Vietnam war era. As a result of the Secret War that happened in the 1970s, Laos is the most heavily bombed country in history. Get a glimpse of how the charity organization have been assisting the locals, where encountering unexploded bombs are still a major issue in this country. Learn more about prosthetics and effects of UXO through the informative multimedia exhibits in this cultural visitor centre. Before heading back to your hotel, you will be treated to a delectable local Lao cuisine to replenish your energy as you bid goodbye to this remarkable tour.
Cancellation within 4 days prior to the tour date: 100% of total package payment incurred.
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