Best Things To Do in Vientiane, Laos

Whether you're visiting Vientiane for a few days or are a localite, Vientiane is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Vientiane. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Vientiane. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Vientiane. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Vientiane keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Vientiane listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

Check out free places to visit in Vientiane which you can visit without spending a penny. Handpicked tours, day trips, and excursions in Vientiane will make your visit comfortable. You will also find the opening and closing time, along with the time required to cover major attractions. This will help you to have a flawless plan without much hassle. We have also included eateries in Vientiane recommended by locals.

Tourist Attractions in Vientiane

Take a look at these famous tourist attractions in Vientiane that are a must-visit!

  1. #1 of 37 Things To Do in Vientiane
    - Used in 207 itineraries
    Cope Visitor Centre

    Address: Boulevard Khouvieng, Vientiane, Laos

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    A part of Laos’ troubled history is the Vietnam War which lasted till 1973. Around two million tons of ordnance was dropped on Laos during this war, which resulted in severe disability amongst t...Read more

  2. #2 of 37 Things To Do in Vientiane
    - Used in 200 itineraries
    Wat Si Saket

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Sculpture

    Address: Ave Lane Xang, Vientiane, Laos

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This is Vientiane’s oldest surviving ‘wat’ or temple. It was built sometime between 1819 or 1824. The cloister walls of this temple are decorated with thousands of images of Buddha. ...Read more

  3. #3 of 37 Things To Do in Vientiane
    - Used in 150 itineraries
    Buddha Park

    Tags: Park, Sculpture

    Address: Thanon Tha Deua, Vientiane, Laos

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Photography lovers have plenty of reasons to visit Buddha Park. For one, it is Laos’ most famous park for photography. There are around 200 religious statues in this garden. each of these sculpt...Read more

  4. #4 of 37 Things To Do in Vientiane
    - Used in 87 itineraries
    Pha That Luang

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Sculpture

    Address: Vientiane, Laos

    Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    The Great Sacred Stupa or the Pha That Luang is the holiest Buddhist stupa in Vientiane. Originally built as a Hindu temple in the 3rd century. Missionaries from the court of Emperor Ashoka brought a ...Read more

  5. #5 of 37 Things To Do in Vientiane
    - Used in 140 itineraries
    Patuxai

    Tags: Monument

    Address: P.D.R, Vientiane, Laos

    Timings: 08:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    Situated at the end of the Lane Xang Avenue, the Patuxai Monument or the Victory Gate was constructed in the 1960s to commemorate the martyrs who died in the many wars that Laos faced. You can easily ...Read more

  6. #6 of 37 Things To Do in Vientiane
    - Used in 310 itineraries
    Wat Si Muang

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Rue Thadeua, Vientiane, Laos

    Timings: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    This temple is revered as the guardian of the city of Vientiane. According to the local legend, a young pregnant woman named Si Muang sacrificed herself to appease the angry spirits that were obstruct...Read more

  7. #7 of 37 Things To Do in Vientiane
    - Used in 73 itineraries
    Haw Phra Kaew

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Museum

    Address: Vientiane Laos having Prefecture, Laos, Vientiane, Laos

    Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    The Ho Pra Keo was built in 1565 as the royal family’s personal chapel. For a brief while in the 18th century, it housed the precious Emerald Buddha that is now housed in the Wat Phra Kaew in Ba...Read more

  8. #8 of 37 Things To Do in Vientiane
    - Used in 171 itineraries
    That Dam

    Tags: Religious Site, Historical Site

    Address: Vientiane, Laos

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Legends say that the Black Stupa or the That Dam is the hiding place of the 7-headed dragon that guards the city of Vientiane from the Emperor of Siam. It was believed to be covered in gold, before it...Read more

  9. #9 of 37 Things To Do in Vientiane
    - Used in 144 itineraries
    Chao Anouvong Park

    Tags: Park

    Address: Vientiane, Laos

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    King Chao Anouvong ruled Laos in the 19th century before the Siamese invasion. Local legends considered him to be a hero who was captured during the 1828 invasion. To commemorate 450 years of Vientian...Read more

  10. #10 of 37 Things To Do in Vientiane
    - Used in 61 itineraries
    Mag

    Tags: Tourist Center

    Address: Unit 20, Thongsangnang Road, Sisavath Village, Chanthabouly District, Vientiane, Laos

    Timings: 12:00 pm - 06:00 pm Details

    The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) is an organisation which works to resolve the problem of unexploded ordnance in Laos. Laos is one of the most bombed countries in the world and unexploded bombs and mine...Read more

  11. #11 of 37 Things To Do in Vientiane
    - Used in 22 itineraries
    Lao National Museum

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Rue Samsenthai, Vientiane, Laos

    Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    The Lao National History Museum is housed in the same French colonial building where the country’s independence was declared. This building was previously used as the French Governor’s res...Read more

  12. #12 of 37 Things To Do in Vientiane
    - Used in 116 itineraries
    Wat Mixai

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Architecture

    Address: Rue Setthathilath ban mixay, Hom 8, Vientiane, Laos

    Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Wat Mixay temple is a complete lesson in Laotian architecture. The most spectacular part of this building is its roof. This temple is relatively smaller when comparing it with its contemporaries a...Read more

  13. #13 of 37 Things To Do in Vientiane
    - Used in 56 itineraries
    Lao Textile Museum

    Tags: Specialty Museum

    Address: Vientiane, Laos

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    Laotian silk has had a high demand for the longest time. The exquisite beauty and fine workmanship needed to produce this silk is one of the many prized traditions of the country. One place where you ...Read more

  14. #14 of 37 Things To Do in Vientiane
    - Used in 18 itineraries
    Lao People's Army History Museum

    Tags: Military Museum, Statue

    Address: Kaysone Phomvihane Avenue, Nongsangthor Village, Xaysettha District, Vientiane Capital

    Timings: 08:30 am - 04:00 pm Details

    This museum is an exhibit of the weapons, tools, and photos of the Lao People’s Army which was active from the revolutionary period in 1950 till the country’s independence in 1975. Outside...Read more

  15. #15 of 37 Things To Do in Vientiane
    - Used in 101 itineraries
    Morning Market

    Tags: Market

    Address: Ave Lane Xang, Vientiane, Laos

    Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    If you are looking for a bustling place in sleepy Vientiane, you should head to the Vientiane's Morning market or the Talat Salao Market. This market is another name for the swanky mall-like shopping ...Read more

Activities And Tours

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