Vientiane, the capital city of Laos – a country in the heart of Southeast Asia, is with no doubts, a heaven of delicious delicacies, amazing scenic views and many things to see and do.
A city on the river, Vientiane inspires travelers by wild orchids, delightful cuisine and amazing things to discover along the river bank.
Being a place of rich and long cultural tradition with many attractions Vientiane is a perfect place to spend a few days before you head off to other places around the country.
I. Get Involved in Open Air Aerobics
There are lots of tourists said that Vientiane more like a small village than a bustling central hub, so how about just start a morning with an aerobic exercise on some open classes near the bank where you can together have fun and making friend with dozens of welcoming local people. It is also a good way to know more about Laos people.
II. Visit Man-made and religious attractions
Exploring centuries-old Buddhist temples is one of the most popular things to do in the Lao capital where you can find such places like Xieng Khuan – known as Buddha Park Buddhist sculpture, That Luang – a sacred monument and one of Laos’ most impressive religious structures or Patuxai Victory Gate – a massive concrete arch on Lang Xang Avenue and many other places.
Now take your camera, hit the streets, and you’re bound to find a host of interesting sights in Vientiane. You can chose to walk or go on a local tuk tuk, both way worth the journey by its own ways.
III. Have a Traditional Laos Herbal Sauna and Massage
There is nothing worthy than relaxing after a long journey by a traditional massage with steam infused with fragrant herbs. It is not only an it an extremely aromatic experience but also a way to reap the numerous medicinal benefits.
Let leave a day feeling happy after the massage and enjoy a free cup of tea in this relaxing atmosphere.
IV. Eat at Vientiane Night Market
Vientiane Night Market is located along the waterfront in the city, visitors usually come here to buy items like clothes, textiles, accessories, handicrafts, paintings and myriad souvenirs.
Apart from that, the market is actually an ideal place for travelers to enjoy a wide range of street food, discover unique traditional Laotian snacks while chatting with local people. Vendors begin to set up their stalls around sunset and the busiest time is around 8 pm, so take your time then head there early to avoid the crowd.