Vientiane Half Day Tour

Vientiane may be the capital of Laos but it is essentially a sleepy town with wide boulevards thanks to a period of French occupation, and is home to some great cafes and bakeries. On this full day tour, visit the most important historic and cultural sites in Vientiane including the That Luang Stupa, Patuxai Victory Monument, Wat Sisaket.

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With this tour you can:

  • Choose your own departure date
  • Select the comfort level of accommodation
  • Adjust activities to cater to special interests
  • Modify any aspect of the tour as needed
  • Visit Wat Sisaket, the oldest original temple in Vientiane
  • Discover Patuxai , the victory gate also known as Anousavari
  • Tours as mentioned and air-conditioned transfers
  • Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
  • Meals listed in the itinerary
  • Expert English-speaking local guide
  • Service charges and government VAT tax

Begin a whirlwind tour starting at Wat Sisaket Vientiane's oldest-surviving monastery and its thousands of Buddha statues. Then hear the history behind by Hor Pha Keo and how it was razed to the ground not once but twice by an invading ancient Thai army. You’ll see Pha That Luang a national symbol of Laos that is represented on the national seal and currency. Admire the large stupa covered in tons of gold leaf and surrounded by 30 smaller stupas, and make sure you see the impressive hand painted frescos that adorn the internal walls. Climb to the viewing platform of Patouxai, Vientiane’s arc de triomphe, and a window into its French-colonial history. The monument also has the nickname of the ‘vertical runway’ due to the Laos government using cement that was intended to build a new airport!

Vientiane's arc de triomphe

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