Vientiane Tours and Vacation Packages
Vientiane is the largest city and capital of Laos. Situated on a bend in the Mekong River, near the border with Thailand, Vientiane is considered one of the most relaxed capitals in the world to be enjoyed on a Laos tour.
With its three main roads running parallel to the Mekong River, as well as lighter traffic as compared to many other Asian cities, getting around Vientiane is fairly easy.
Considered to be an early Khmer settlement centred around a Hindu temple, Vientiane features a checkered history, all adding to its character and places of interest.
On a Laos vacation, Vientiane offers a number of beautiful temples and lively markets. One of the more famous tourist sites is Pha Tat Luang Temple, a Buddhist temple originally built in 1566 and restored in 1953.
Buddha Park, built in 1958 along the banks of the Mekong River, contains a collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures, scattered amongst gardens and trees.
The most prominent landmark in Vientiane is Patuxai, a memorial monument dedicated to those who fought in the struggle for independence from France. Although resembling Paris’ arc de Triomphe, it is decorated with typical Laotian design and offers panoramic views of the city from its top.
Featuring cafes, restaurants, street stalls, beer halls, and a night market, Vientiane is slowly becoming a tourism boom, offering various cultural sites amidst a laid-back atmosphere on a Laos vacation.
Laos Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to a Laos tour.
Learn about the history and culture of Laos, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Laos's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Laos for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Laos tours today!
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After your Laos tour, consider taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting China vacation packages, India tours and Thailand vacation packages plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.
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Essence of VientianeFIRST-CLASS | PRIVATED-GUIDED: This low-key relaxed city on the Mekong River has avoided excess modernization and offers a glimpse into the past through its temples and architecture. Vientiane is a pleasant surprise to even the most worldly traveler.
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