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Vientiane Attractions

Things to Do in Vientiane

Vientiane is known for its laidback atmosphere – life moves slowly here, attracting those looking to enjoy a quiet holiday in Laos. Exploring centuries-old Buddhist temples is one of the most popular things to do in the Lao capital, which you can do on foot, bicycle or tuk-tuk. 

Quirky markets sit next the Mekong River, while colonial buildings are often museums displaying thousands of artefacts. Grab your camera, hit the streets, and you’re bound to find a host of interesting sights in Vientiane. 

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Most Popular Attractions in Vientiane

Top 10 Attractions in Vientiane

Top 10 Attractions in Vientiane

Vientiane is known for its laid back atmosphere and its abundance of attractions reflects this. Age old Buddhist temples Read More...

Cooperative Orthotic & Prosthetic Enterprise (COPE)

Cooperative Orthotic & Prosthetic Enterprise (COPE)

Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise, or COPE, is a local non-profit organization that provides clinical Read More...

Lao National Museum

Lao National Museum

A visit to the Lao National Museum, also known as the Lao National History Museum, is an excellent way to learn about Read More...

Patuxai Victory Monument

Patuxai Victory Monument

With its crenellated upper level topped with five ornate towers in the traditional Laos style, the Patuxai Victory Read More...

That Dam (Black Stupa)

That Dam (Black Stupa)

That Dam, or black stupa, is located on a quiet roundabout not far from the morning market and the American Embassy. Read More...

The Presidential Palace

The Presidential Palace

The building of the elegant Presidential Palace on Lane Xang Street was first started in 1973 by the then Royal Lao Read More...

Most Popular Temples in Vientiane

That Luang - Vientiane Great Stupa

That Luang

That Luang, or the Great Stupa, in Vientiane is a national symbol and also the most sacred monument in the country. From Read More...

Wat Ho Phra Keo

Wat Ho Phra Keo

Vientiane boasts several beautiful temples or wats, but one of the most impressive and interesting of them is Wat Ho Read More...

Wat Si Muang

Wat Si Muang

Wat Si Muang is one of Vientiane’s most popular sites of worship, and offers a fascinating insight into how old animist Read More...

Wat Sisaket

Wat Sisaket

Wat Si Saket located in Vientiane is famous for its cloister wall housing thousands of tiny Buddha images and rows with Read More...

Buddha Park (Xieng Khuan)

Buddha Park (Xieng Khuan)

Buddha Park is a famous sculpture park with more than 200 religious statues including a huge 40-metre high reclining Read More...

Laos National Cultural Hall

The Lao National Cultural Hall showcases classical performances and French films in central Vientiane. The large building has traditional Lao architecture, with white-and-gold accents and intricate carvings of Buddhist symbols. Located on Nokeokoummane Road, the Lao National Cultural Hall also hosts modern events, such as car shows and kid-friendly activities from time to time. 

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 5pm (hours vary)
  • Location: Nokeokoummane Road, Vientiane, Laos
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