Vientiane City and Temples Tour

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed/Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Morning or Afternoon


  • Explore Wat Sisaket the oldest temple in the city
  • Discover the Buddhist artefacts and sculptures at Ho Phra Keow
  • Photograph the iconic landmark of Patousay
  • Marvel at the golden covered That Luang Stupa
  • Wander through the 'Morning Market'

tour details

Discover the temples and morning market of Vientiane.

Why choose this tour?

Explore the unique history and culture of Vientiane through its stunning temples and iconic landmarks.

tour description

This cultural and heritage city and temples tour begins with a visit to Wat Sisaket, architecturally beautiful and Vientiane's oldest original temple. Amazingly, Wat Sisaket features approximately 6,840 Buddha images! These images date back to the 16th and 19th centuries. Nearby is the impressive Ho Phra Keo (‘Altar of the Emerald Buddha’), once the royal temple of the Lao monarchy. Built in 1565, Ho Phra Keo has been used as a museum since 1970 and contains some of the finest Buddhist artefacts and sculptures in the country. The main structure originally housed the famous Emerald Buddha that now resides in Bangkok's Wat Phra Keo.

From beautiful temples to another iconic building as you continue to Patousay, one of Vientiane's most photographed and distinctive buildings. It bears a resemblance to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The last of the temples we visit is the gold covered and architecturally splendid That Luang Stupa. Built in 1566, the original stupa was said to contain relics of Lord Buddha himself and remains the most sacred monument in Laos. We finish the tour by visiting the Morning Market (which is open all day!), known for its superior silk weaving and handicrafts. Look out for the textiles, clothes and bags if you are looking for a purchase.

customise the tour

Combine with another half day tour:

  • Visit the mysterious Buddha Park
  • Stay active with a bicycle tour of the less visited parts of Vientiane

Extend your stay in Vientiane to take one of these day tours:

  • Vientiane Orchid Trek
  • Vientiane Nam Ngum Lake
  • Vientiane Phou Khao Khuay


  • Transfers and tours with your selected guide (English Speaking Guide, French Speaking Guide, German Speaking Guide or Spanish Speaking Guide) in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the programme
  • Mineral water & Cool tower are available on the vehicles


  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
Tour code: AVCTEC

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