What to do: Vientiane

What to do: Vientiane

On this page: Sights and activities in and around Vientiane
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We have 21 sights and attractions listed for Vientiane.

Hiking, walking tours and itineraries


Two days in Vientiane
Two days in Vientiane

What to do in the capital city of Laos

Temples


That Luang
That Luang

The golden symbol of Laos

Wat Ong Theu
Wat Ong Theu

Chatty monks and a big Buddha

Wat Ho Phra Kaew
Wat Ho Phra Kaew

Beautiful temple and Buddhist art

Wat Si Muang
Wat Si Muang

Wish fulfilment

Wat Sisaket
Wat Sisaket

Vientiane's oldest temple

Wat Sokpaluang
Wat Sokpaluang

Forest temple with meditation class

Museums


Lao Textile Museum
Lao Textile Museum

Private antique textile collection

The Lao National Museum
The Lao National Museum

Learn some history

Interesting buildings


Patuxai
Patuxai

Vientiane's Arc du Triomphe

Day trips


Buddha Park (Wat Xieng Khuan)
Buddha Park (Wat Xieng Khuan)

Bizarrely beautiful

Phou Khao Khouay National Park
Phou Khao Khouay National Park

Beautiful and biodiverse

General activities


COPE Visitor Centre
COPE Visitor Centre

Support survivors

Houey Hong Vocational Training Centre for Women
Houey Hong Vocational Training Centre for Women

Learn the art of natural dyes & weaving

Mekong riverfront at sunset
Mekong riverfront at sunset

An iconic Vientiane experience

Lao-French Institute (L’Institut Francais du Laos)
Lao-French Institute (L’Institut Francais du Laos)

Promotion of French culture and arts

Massage
Massage

After a long bus or boat trip

Swimming pools in Vientiane
Swimming pools in Vientiane

Escape the heat

Shopping


Cooking classes


Cooking classes
Cooking classes

Dig into Lao cuisine