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Vientiane, the capital of Laos houses a great number of temples. Many were built in the 16th century when King Setthathirath had made the town the new capital of the Lan Xang Kingdom. Unfortunately, most were destroyed by invaders of Siam (present day Thailand) when their armies looted and burned the city in 1827.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Buddha Park, Vientiane, Vientiane PrefectureBuddha park, It was built in 1958 by Luang Pu Bunleua Sulilat, a monk who studied both Buddhism and Hinduism. This explains why his park is full not only of Buddha images but also of Hindu gods as well as demons and animals from both beliefs. The most outstanding ones include Indra, the king of Hindu gods riding the three-headed elephant (aka Erawan and Airavata), a four-armed deity sitting on a horse and an artistic deity with 12 faces and many hands, each holding interesting objects. They are all equally impressive not only because of their enormous size but because they are full of interesting details and interesting motifs. There is a local eatery and café offering food and drinks to tourists at one end of the park right next to the Mekong River that makes a great spot to chill after all the walking and climbing. Among the popular snacks are papaya salad, fried bananas and cold Lao beer. It also has a souvenir shop and restrooms. There is a small fee for entering the park as well as for photography. Textile village: Lao Textiles was founded in 1990. It is located in a refurbished French colonial mansion three blocks from the Mekong River in downtown Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Detail of hands at loom.There, Carol blends her own artistry with ancient local techniques and traditions to create contemporary woven art. The team of predominantly female weavers use hybrid looms, which Carol designed herself, to produce intricate brocade, ikat and tapestry textiles. The hand-crafted pieces are labors of love. Wall hangings often take four months to complete; on the most complex designs only two centimeters are woven per day.Duration: 4 hours
- 1. Transfer
- 2. Lunch
- 3. English-speaking guide
- Entry/Admission - Buddha Park
What's not included
- 1. Gratuities (optional)
- 2. Personal expenses
- 3. Other services not mentioned above.