"City tour in 4 hours" Vientiane Things to Do Tip by teevee
Vientiane Things to Do: 283 reviews and 577 photos
Sometimes as much as we want to experience as much and even all in a new place, when time is short, we might want to sample bits and pieces so we can return for more. Having only half a day in Vientiane before hopping on to a long haul evening bus to Luang Prabang,hiring a tuk tuk to take us to the major sights was a good idea.
It is sort of a 'package tour' for 200,000kips (negotiate with driver to get better price eventho he will show you a standard price list but this is just a guideline...they will be able to reduce price):
Buddha Park (aka Xieng Kuane)
Phat That Luang
Haw Pha Kaew
Sisaket (just opposite Haw Pha Kaew)
We did it with less than four hours but it is better to allocate 4 hours at least and before 5pm best as places start closing or closed by then.
If you do get to Patuxai late in the evening near closing time,do bring a torchlight or mobile phone coz getting down the staircase is difficult as it is dark!
Buddha Park and Friendship Bridge are further away from town centre-not within any decent walking distance. Use the public transport but you need one decent day to cover these places(above) if done on foot/DIY.
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