Essential Vientiane Highlights

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Superior

Tour Period: Morning or Afternoon tour

tour highlights

  • Visit the oldest original temple in VientianeWalk under Lao's own Arc de
  • Triomphe known as Anousavari
  • View the grand 450-year-old That Luang Stupa
  • Wander through the Morning Market (Talaat Sao) and admire the local textiles and handicrafts

tour details

Buddhist temples, local markets and fascinating architecture offer just a taste of Vientiane’s allure.

tour description

Visit Vat Sisaket, the oldest original temple in Vientiane. Built in 1818, Vat Sisaket is the sole survivor of an invasion in 1828 and still features remarkable frescoes and 6,840 Buddha images. Nearby is Ho Phra Keo, once the royal temple of Lao monarchy. Built in 1565, Ho Phra Keo has been used as a museum since 1970 and contains some of the finest Buddhist sculptures and artefacts in the country. The main structure originally housed the famous Emerald Buddha that now resides in Bangkok’s Wat Phra Keo.
One of the most photographed images of Vientiane is Patousay, the victory gate also known as Anousavari. Constructed in 1958, its architecture is inspired by the Arc of Triumph in Paris.
Another famous Vientiane landmark seen on the journey is That Luang stupa. King Setthathirath built this great sacred stupa in 1566. Its central structure is 45 metres tall and echoes the curving lines of an elongated lotus. The original stupa was said to contain relics of Lord Buddha.

End the excursion with a visit to the Morning Market (Talaat Sao), known for its superior silk weaving, metal work and woodcarving.


  • Car
  • English speaking guide
  • Water
  • Entrance fees


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Tour code: VTEHCT

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