Pha That Luang, Vientiane, Vientiane Prefecture, Laos
Pha That Luang (Great Sacred Stupa)
That Luang, also named as the Great Stupa, is regarded as the most important national monument and a national symbol of Laos. From the outside it looks more like a fortress surrounded by high walls. The top of Pha That Luang is covered with gold leaf, standing 148 feet tall. It is believed that That Luang was originally built as early as the 3rd century to house a breastbone of the Lord Buddha brought to Laos by an Indian missionary.
Opening Hours: 08:00 hrs – 12:00 hrs and 13:30 hrs – 16:30 hrs (Mon – Sat)
The Patuxay (Victory Monument) and its park.
Ideal to get an overview of the city from the top.
Wat Ho Pra Keo
Wat Ho Prakeo is one of the most impressive and interesting of temples in Vientiane. Originally built in 1565 on the orders of King Setthathirath, It was a house for the Emerald Buddha. In 1778, Siam invaded Vientiane. The temple was destroyed and the Emerald Buddha was taken to Siam (now Thailand). Wat Ho Pra Keo is a must see in Vientiane.
Opening Hours: 08:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 16:00 hrs (Mon – Sun)
Avenue Lane Xang, Vientiane, Vientiane Prefecture, Laos
Wat Si Saket
WAT SI SAKET
Wat Si Saket islocated on Lane Xang Road. It is famous for its cloister wall housing thousands of tiny Buddha images and rows with hundreds of seated Buddha. These images mainly date from the 16th and 19th centuries and come in all sizes and are made from wood, stone and bronze. A must see in Vientiane.
Wat Si Muang, Rue Thadeua, Vientiane, Vientiane Prefecture, Laos
Wat Si Muang
Wat Si Muang is one of Vientiane’s most popular sites of worship, as the guardian of the city.
According to local legend, when the temple was being built in 1563 a young pregnant woman named Si Muang volunteered to sacrifice herself to appease the angry spirits. She threw herself into a hole in the ground where the building’s central pillar was to be placed.
Interesting fact: this temple is unique as it was build on the ruins of a Khmer Empire Hindu shrine.
Chao Anouvong Park, Vientiane, Vientiane Prefecture, Laos
The Night Market starts before sunset every day. It is located along the Mekong in downtown.
Dozens of shops, selling from classic handicraft to electronic gadgets.
Our recommandations: Lao skirt, beautiful paintings, and handicraft.
The market starts closing around 22:00.
Rue Samsenthai, Vientiane, Laos
Lao National Museum
The Lao National Museum highlights the revolution of the 1970s. It is located in a French colonial building.
Kaysone Phomvihane Avenue Nongsangthor Village, Xaysettha District, Vientiane Capital
Quote from Tourismlao.org
"The Lao People’s Army History Museum in Vientiane, Laos is located near the Ministry of Defense on Kaisone Phomvihane Road. Established in 1976, the museum contains weapons, tools, and photos of the Lao People’s Army during the revolutionary period from 1950 until the liberation for independence of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic in 1975.
Just outside of the main building there is an exhibition of the different kinds of troop vehicles and war planes that were used during the wars. Inside, a short documentary can be viewed about important key historical events of Laos. They have a display of statues of Lao leaders, heroes, and other important figures in Lao history. Their permanent gallery tells the ordinary and extraordinary stories of the soldiers and Lao people that served in Lao armies."
More details on http://www.tourismlaos.org/show_province.php?Cont_ID=874
Kaysone Phomvihane Avenue
Nongsangthor Village, Xaysettha District, Vientiane Capital
Admission: 5.000 kip
Time: 08:30-11:30, 13:30-16:00
Boulevard Khou Vieng, Vientiane, Laos
COPE Visitor Center
COPE (Cooperative Orthotic & Prosthetic Enterprise) is the main source of artificial limbs, walking aids and wheelchairs in Laos
T'Shop Lai Galerie
Quote from http://www.laococo.com/tshoplai.htm
"The Gallery is a popular venue for art lovers and shoppers in Vientiane, capital of Laos. Opened in 1997 after extensive renovation and remodelling design by Mimi, T'Shop Lai is situated in the quiet heart of the city behind one of Laos's most famous temples, Vat Inpeng.
As well as showcasing Lao Coco's furniture designs and handicrafts, the gallery is the place in Vientiane to see contemporary art and photography, staging regular exhibitions of regional and national artists' work. Exhibition opening nights are highlights in the cultural calendar, but the gallery always offers a soothing environment full of innovative ornaments, Asian antiques, contemporary lamps, mirrors and much more."
Rue Nokeokoummane, Vientiane, Laos
Boutique, restaurant, tea salon, art gallery ... A must see !
+856 20 28 157 690
Lane 19, Houey Hong Village, Chantabury District, Vientiane Capital, PO Box 1034, Vientiane, Lao PDR
Houey Hong Vocational Training Center for Women
The Houey Hong Vocational Training Centre for Women was established in response to a growing awareness of the need to provide training and employment for Lao women from disadvantaged backgrounds especially minority ethnic group and people with disabilities, in the areas of natural dyeing, traditional Lao weaving, and tailoring.The Centre is located in Houey Hong Village, Chanthabury District, about 7 kilometres east of Vientiane.
TELEPHONE NUMBER +856 (0)21 560006
Booking form: http://www.houeyhongvientiane.com/contact.html
Ban Vieng Keo
Quote from the organization's website.
Enables Targeted Villages to Contribute Towards Their Own Improvement in 3 Areas
1. Health by providing hygiene training and donating soap with which is used to enforce the training.
2. Village Economy by creating small family owned sustainable businesses where the money earned and collected within the village remains in circulation benefiting the entire village.
3. Gender Equality by directing the women on their Path to Empowerment at the village level.
More details on (http://www.soap4life.org/)
If you wish to visit the organization, please contact its founder before.
Phone 020 98 18 41 00 / If coming by tuktuk, call 021 54 27 55 49 for directions in Lao
Saoban Crafts, Vientiane, Laos
Handcrafted eco-friendly products directly from the villages of Laos
Phonexay Road Vientiane
Cleo Salon and Nail Spa situated in Vientiane's business district provides in-trend hair styles, treatments, manicures, and pedicures for male and female.
World Trade Centre , Laos, Vientiane, Vientiane Prefecture, Laos
World Trade Centre
Currently in development.
Vientiane Center Lao, Khouvieng Road, Vientiane, Vientiane Prefecture, Laos
The Vientiane Center is a new shopping mall featuring clothing brands, food court, children playground, and Vientiane's first international Cinema.
French Medical Centre, Rue Simeuang, Vientiane, Vientiane Prefecture, Laos
French Medical Center
The French Medical Center offers medical assistance regarding:
Generalist Doctor, Dentist, Kinesitherapy.
Rue Setthathilath, Vientiane, Vientiane Prefecture, Laos
Ma Te Sai
Fair Trade handicraft social enterprise