Vientiane Half day City Tour with no lunch

Cultural & Theme Tours in Laos

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Vientiane - the capital of Laos - a great number of temples. Many Temple 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.
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.  Ho Pha Keo temple got its name from the Emerald Buddha that was enshrined here until 1779. It has been turned into a museum that displays 18th century bronze Buddha images, ancient inscribed steles and other artifacts. The Wat Si Saket is the oldest temple in Vientiane that is still in its original form; it is one of the few temples that escaped the destruction of 1827. The sim and surrounding galleries have been turned into a museum that house over 10,000 Buddha images. The Pha That Luang, the most important Buddhist monument in Laos is believed to enshrine a relic of the Buddha. The stupa was destroyed in 1827; the current version dates from the 1930’s when it was rebuilt by the French. Around the golden stupa are a few temples and a large Buddhist convention hall.

What’s included

  • 1. Transfer
  • 2. English-speaking guide

What’s not included

  • 1. Gratuities (optional)
  • 2. Personal expenses
  • 3. Other services not mentioned above.
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