Welcome at Wattay International Airport then a transfer to your hotel. After refreshments enjoy a city tour visiting the oldest temple Wat Sisaket which houses approx. 6840 statues of Buddha. On the left there is a Burmese style temple and an ancient library which once concealed sacred documents. Hor Prakeo, the original home of the Emerald Buddha, now offers a collection of consecrated art objects including 18th century bronze statues of the Buddha in various positions of meditation. Visit the unforgettable That Luang Stupa, the national symbol of Laos, this large holy stupa is said to contain a hair from the Buddha. Continuing your tour you now visit Patuxay [the Victory Gate], this is the Arc de Triumph of Vientiane. This monument, closely resembles its Parisian cousin and is ornamented in Lao style. From the top of Patuxay you have a unique view of the Vientiane panorama including Patuxay Park. Return to your hotel.
After breakfast, drive to Buddha Park which is located on the bank of the Mekong River 24 km from Vientiane and close to the Friendship Bridge. During the fifties a monk built several statues on the site including a reclining Buddha which is over 50 metres long. With these sculptures he hoped to unify Buddhism and Hinduism. He built a similar park in Nong Khai, Thailand. Return to Vientiane city to visit the morning market and to do some souvenir shopping. Return to your hotel
Breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast you are free until time for your departure to the airport.
- National fund & gov.t tax
- English Speaking Guide
- Entrance fee
- Drinking water + towel
- 02 nights accommodation + ABF
Officially known as the Lao PDR (People's Democratic Republic), Laos is in Indochina, comfortably nestled between China to the north, Myanmar to the north-west, Thailand to the west, Cambodia to the south and Vietnam to the east. The mighty Mekong River enters Laos from China, meandering nearly 5,000kms through six countries (including 1,865kms through Laos),