Escape the heat
What we say:
Beat the dry heat of Laos with a dip in one of the many swimming pools scattered across town. The best are undoubtedly the ones at the city's top hotels, and most are open to the public for a modest fee.
Try the Don Chan, Lao Plaza, or Best Western hotels for access to their swimming pools and fitness centre for less than $10 a day. On Sundays the luxurious Settha Palace and Novotel open up their poolsides to non-guests for a sumptuous Sunday brunch. The cost is currently $12 at the Novotel and $18 at Settha Palace and includes pool entry.
The best value dip in town is at the large public pool on Ky Houng Rd (leading up between the National Museum and the Lao Plaza Hotel). Open daily from 08:00 to 20:00, it costs only 20,000 kip per person (children 10,000 kip) and is clean with a small upstairs terrace. Drinks and snacks are on sale. Alternatively, try the Daraphone swimming pool near the Lane Xang hotel for the same price.
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public pool near the stadium
22nd January, 2012
The pool costs 15,000kip to get in however we didn't really see anyone taking the money - it's more an honesty system. Pool was a bit over chlorinated and the chairs very hard! also a bunch of kids turned up in the arvo for swimming lessons so if u want more tranquility, go to one of the hotel pools.
Swimming pools reviewed by theninjatravels (2)
Written on 22nd January, 2012, rated Visited here in November, 1999
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