On Day 11 of our trip, we will be heading to the beautiful capital of Laos – Vientiane. Also known as the “city of the moon,” Vientiane is steeped in rich history and culture. Here are a few things to do and see in Vientiane:
Vientiane is home to many stunning temples and wats, many of which are centuries old. The most popular temple in the city is the beautiful Wat Si Saket, which is known for its beautiful murals and frescoes. Another stunning temple is the Wat That Luang, which is one of the most important religious sites in Laos. The temple is considered a symbol of the country’s sovereignty and its architecture is truly breathtaking.
If we’re interested in the history and culture of Laos, we won’t want to miss a visit to the Lao National Museum. The museum is located in a beautiful colonial building and houses a range of exhibits that showcase the country’s history, culture and traditions.
Another interesting museum to visit is the COPE Visitor Centre. This museum focuses on the people of Laos that were affected by the Vietnam War, particularly the people who were injured from bombs and landmines.
Vientiane is also home to many other sites that offer a glimpse into the city’s culture. One of these is the Patuxai Monument, which is often referred to as the “Arc de Triomphe of Vientiane.” The monument is dedicated to those who fought for independence from France and is a beautiful example of Lao architecture.
Another cultural spot in Vientiane is the Talat Sao Market, which is the largest market in the city. It’s a great place to experience the local culture and shop for souvenirs.
Vientiane is a beautiful and historic city with beautiful temples, museums and cultural sites, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Let’s take our time to explore this charming city and immerse ourselves in the rich culture of Laos.