Top 10 Things to do in Vientiane

Vientiane, Laos' laid-back capital, mixes French colonial architecture with Buddhist temples such as the golden, 16th-century Pha That Luang, a national symbol. Here are the Top 10 Things to do in Vientiane.

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    Pha That Luang

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    Pha That Luang is a gold-covered large Buddhist stupa in the centre of Vientiane, Laos. Since its initial establishment, suggested to be in the 3rd century, the stupa has undergone several reconstructions.

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    Wat Si Saket

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    Wat Si Saket is a Buddhist wat in Vientiane, Laos. It is situated on Lan Xang Road, on the corner with Setthathirat Road, to the northwest of Haw Phra Kaew, which formerly held the Emerald Buddha.

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    Lao National Museum

    The Lao National Museum is located in Vientiane, Laos. It was founded as the national museum highlighting the revolution of the 1970s and is located in a French colonial building.

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    Patuxai

    Patuxai is a war monument in the centre of Vientiane, Laos, which was built between 1957 and 1968. The Patuxai is dedicated to those who fought in the struggle for independence from France.

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    Wat Si Muang

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    Wat Si Muang or Simuong is a Buddhist temple in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, built in 1563.

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    Haw Phra Kaew

    Haw Phra Kaew, also written as Ho Prakeo, Hor Pha Keo and other similar spellings, is a former temple in Vientiane, Laos. It is situated on Setthathirath Road, to the southeast of Wat Si Saket.

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    That Dam

    That Dam is a large stupa located in Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Many Laotians believe it is inhabited by a seven-headed nāga who tried to protect them from an invasion by the Siamese army in 1827.

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    Wat Ong Teu Mahawihan

    Wat Ong Teu Mahawihan is one of many Buddhist Monasteries that are present in the city of Vientiane in Laos.

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    Wat Xieng Thong

    Wat Xieng Thong is a Buddhist temple, located on the northern tip of the peninsula of Luang Phrabang.

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    Don Chan Palace

    Overlooking the Mekong River, this upscale hotel and convention center is an 8-minute walk from the Wat Si Muang Buddhist temple, and 10 km from Wattay International Airport.

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    Nakai–Nam Theun

    The Nakai–Nam Theun National Biodiversity Conservation Area, comprises one of the most pristine wildernesses remaining in Southeast Asia.

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    Phou Hin Poun National Biodiversity Conservation Area

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    The Phou Hin Poun National Biodiversity Conservation Area, formerly known as the Khammouane Limestone National Biodiversity Conservation Area, is one of 21 National Biodiversity Conservation Areas of the Lao People's Democratic Republic

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