7 must-go travelers attractions in Vientiane, Laos

If any you traveler have never heard about this under developed country, you may surprise that there are so many destinations in the capital city of Laos – Vientiane to discover. Here they are.

1. Pha That Luang

Should you visist Laos, you absolutely need to visit this Buddhist Stupa, which has become national symbol of the country.  Since then, it has lived, died and recovered all along with the history of Laos. The stupa is glazed completely with gold shining days by days magnificently and proudly. How gorgeous!

Pha That Luang in Vientiane - national symbol of Laos
Pha That Luang in Vientiane – national symbol of Laos

2. Wat Si Saket

This is Vientiane’s oldest surviving temples. The unique features of this temple are both in all the Buddha statues and figures and the ordination hall with flowered ceiling, as well as view the several Buddha images at an altar.

Wat Si Saket in Vientiane, Laos
Wat Si Saket in Vientiane, Laos

3. Wat Si Mung

It is believed that this one of the best temple in Southest Asia has massive good luck power. When you are in bad luck, come here and make a wish. And remember to return for send a thank if the wish come true or your luck will be taken back.

Wat Si Mung in Vientiane, Laos
Wat Si Mung in Vientiane, Laos

4. Haw Pha Kaew

Since Haw Pha Kaew Temple was built in the sixteenth century, it has been living with a legend about a sacred item. Come to this temple, you can not only discover the story behind it but also see many priceless Buddhist artifacts on display.

Haw Pha Kaew in Vientiane, Laos
Haw Pha Kaew in Vientiane, Laos

 5. That Dam

That Dam, which means the black stupa in Lao, is an imposing and mysterious landmark.  All bricks crumbling, all the place being covered with moss and weeds creates a curious and fascinating sight.

That Dam in Vientiane, Laos
That Dam in Vientiane, Laos

6. Patuxai

Different from those attractions above, this monument is not related to religion. It was built to commemorate fighters against French Colony for freedom in the past. It owns four towers overlooking four pools and is decorated with mythical creatures.

Patuxai in Vientiane, Laos
Patuxai in Vientiane, Laos

7. Laos National Museum

This cultural and historical building gives tourists images of Laos from the beginning of the country to its Independence. Visitors will surely find this museum interesting with dinosaur bones, sandstone sculptures old Hindu god Shiva to machine guns and black and white photos old guerrillas fighting U.S backed troops before the Independence.

Laos National Museum in Vientiane
Laos National Museum in Vientiane

Now do you agree with me that this city deserves to be in your travel list? Laos travel always welcome you!

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