Located in the Lower Mekong River, Vientiane City in Laos is taking a big turn. With the advantage of being one of the most peaceful capitals in the world, visitors here will surely feel excited about the rare beauty of the place.
Here is a schedule of suggestions to visit the Lao capital in two days.
The capital of Laos is famous for its delicious baked goods and fine coffee. Start your tour at Le Banneton, one of the best burgers and tarts here.
Around 8:30, you can tour the city on a tuk-tuk with the service of Tuk Tuk Safari. You can also choose to join the “Discover Laos in One Day” tour to visit many famous markets, enjoy a variety of snacks like Kao Larm and visit the silver workshop. The trip also takes you to a restaurant specializing in helping street children by teaching them to learn cooking and if you want, you can dine here. The trip to the COPE rehabilitation center is also a good option.
Take a tuk-tuk to reach one of the most famous relics of Laos – Pha That Luang. From here, you can choose to come to Wat Si Saket before dining at one of Lao’s finest restaurants, Lao Kitchen, with its famous la carte dishes.
Come to the harbor on the banks of the Mekong River to soak up the bustle of the night market. Grills and snacks can be easily purchased at the counter. You can go to Bor Pen Nyang to sip drinks while watching the sunset from the balcony of the bar.
If you want to spend the night in Indochinese style rooms, come to Lani Guesthouse. This tranquil place is decorated with eye-catching motifs with chandeliers that have relatively soft prices for many visitors.
Have breakfast at the famous JoMa bakery and coffee shop before heading to Green Discovery, the famous ecotourism destination of this country. With a boat ride and cycling, you will have the opportunity to go through vast rice fields and green islands before returning to Vientiane.
If you do not like eco-tourism, you can stay in the city and visit museums in Vientiane like Kaysone Phomvhane and Haw Pha Kaeo or tuk-tuk to Xieng Khuan to admire one of the most famous religious sites. here.
This is the ideal time for you to shop. Come to Lai T’shop, one of the ideal stores. You can buy perfume and homemade soap here. These products are the result of cooperation with handicapped artisans in Laos.
After shopping, reward yourself with one of the most popular services here: massage. The indigenous massage parlors will give you a great experience. One suggestion for you is the Oasis store.
Come to Pimentón restaurant to enjoy one of the best steaks in Laos with top chefs from Argentina. To enjoy French cuisine, go to Le Silapa.
If you still enjoy the local cuisine, the Ban Anou Night Market is a smart choice. Before returning to the hotel, enjoy the attractive drinks at iBeam and The Jazzy Brick Bar.
Vientiane’s additional information
Vientiane is the capital and largest city of Laos, on the banks of the Mekong River near the border with Thailand. Vientiane became the capital in 1563 due to fears of a Burmese invasion but was later looted then razed to the ground in 1827 by the Siamese (Thai). Vientiane was the administrative capital during French rule and, due to economic growth in recent times, is now the economic center of Laos.
Vientiane is noted as the home of the most significant national monument in Laos: That Luang, which is the symbol of Laos and an icon of Buddhism in Laos. Other significant Buddhist temples in Laos can be found there as well, such as Haw Phra Kaew, which formerly housed the Emerald Buddha.
The estimated population of the city is 760,000 (2015). The city hosted the 25th Southeast Asian Games in December 2009 celebrating the 50 years of Southeast Asian Games.
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