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Vientiane Half-Day City Tour
"You will be picked up at your hotel in Vientiane at 9:00 am for morning departure or 2:00 pm for afternoon departure and begins at the serene Wat Sisaket the only temple left intact after the Siamese (Thai) invasion in 1828. It is one of the most beautiful temples in the capital and its breezy teak covered hallways are filled with thousands of miniature Buddha statues.Continue on to the nearby Wat Phra Keo. Used as a religious museum Wat Phra Keo displays a collection of both Lao and Khmer works of art. Also nearby is the Presidential Palace. Although you are not allowed to visit inside it is a good glimpse in to the town’s colonial past as this building formerly served as the French governor’s palace. Visit COPE an association working to help landmine victims. A visit to the center provides in-depth information about the history of the American/Vietnam war and the lasting impact of unexplored ordinances (UXO) in the area and the efforts underway to clear them. Laos’ version of the Arc de Triomphe
From $45.00
 
Private Tour: Vientiane City Sightseeing and Buddha Park
"In the morning you will be picked up at your hotel in Vientiane at 8:30 am and start this relaxing tour.Proceed to the well-known Buddha Park located 25 km from the city. The park is home to over 200 statues of Buddha and Hinduism characters made by concrete especially the enormous sleeping Buddha statue which is 40m in length. Get inside the enormous monument with different floors symbolizing for Hell Underworld and Heaven. Many statues seem not to enter the static meditation and peace they exude the frustrating look that makes a lot of different emotions. Relax and enjoy a picnic lunch and then head back to Vientiane City for sightseeing. Upon arrival in the city visit the Patuxay a famous memorial monument built in 1957 and also one of the most prominent landmarks in the city. The architecture of the monument was inspired by the architecture of Triomphe in Paris and combined with typical Lao motifs. From the top of the monument
From $109.00
 
Guided Vientiane City and Buddha Park Full-Day Tour
"You will be picked up at your hotel in Vientiane at 8:30 am and then begin your day at the serene Wat Sisaket the only temple left intact after the Siamese (Thai) invasion in 1828. It is one of the most beautiful temples in the capital and its breezy teak covered hallways are filled with thousands of miniature Buddha statues.Continue on to the nearby Wat Phra Keo. As a religious museum the Wat Phra Keo displays a collection of both Lao and Khmer works of art. Also stop by the nearby Presidential Palace and appreciate the building building from outside (going inside is not permitted). Have a good glimpse into the town’s colonial past as one of the most popular and venerated temples in Vientiane before Continue to the Patuxay monument Laos’ version of the Arc de Triomphe where you can climb the stairs to the roof for sweeping panoramic views of the city. Next
From $52.00

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Stilt villages along river

The slowboat to Luang Prabang passes by many bamboo stilt villages which you can see perched on the slopes that lead up from the river. The boat stops at a few of these villages along the way to drop...
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Working elephants

The second day is better than the first as you see more life on the river. We stopped at one place and saw some working elephants drag tree trunks down a hill to a waiting boat. Practically everybody...
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Local people on the river

The slowboat trip between Pak Beng and Luang Prabang on the second day is better than the first day as you'll see far more life both along and on the river. We stopped at one village and there were a...
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Slowboat for local people

The slowboat not only takes westerners from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang but is also used by local people who travel between small villages that the boat calls at. As well as people, the boat also...
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The local market

DAMN! Some of our Laos pics were "lost" when we had our cards loaded onto disc in Chiang Rai!While we were wandering around in the morning, we were stopped in our tracks at the market, to see a couple...
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Things to Do Near Ban Pak Beng

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Mekong River

The best place to view the sunset in my opinion is from a restaurant overlooking the Mekong. There are lots of people offering sunset cruises too. You will encounter them as you stroll along the...
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"Pak Beng: Rats, Opium and simplicity"
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"Mekong in Pak Beng"
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"informally yours, packbeng"
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"Overnight Stop on the Slowboat"
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"Overnight stop on the slowboat to Luang Prabang"
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