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Vientiane City Tour

The first stop of the tour is the National Museum, where you can follow the history of Laos from prehistory to the present day.

You can also visit Wat Sisaket, where thousands of Buddha statues are displayed along the walls.

Wat Phra Kaew is a private royal chapel which sheltered the Emerald Buddha from 1565 to 1779 when the Siamese invasion took the Buddha back to Bangkok.

Continuing the visit, you visit Wat That Luang, one of the biggest monuments in Laos. It is known as the Golden Stupa and is both a religious symbol and a symbol of the union of the country.

To end the day, climb to the top of the Patuxai Monument, reminiscent of the "Arc de Triomphe" in Paris. There are wonderful views of the city from here.

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Other experiences in Vientiane

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

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    Chillis and Kaffir Lime Leaves; Phonsavan Market, Laos

    Culinary delights tour of Vientiane

    Culinary delights tour of Vientiane

    Visit Lam Pai-Bay Tong, a rustic restaurant/cookery school close to the Mekong River where you will learn how to create three local dishes using traditional ingredients and techniques.

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You can enjoy this activity as part of the suggested tours below, or we can weave it into a trip shaped entirely around you.