Private Tour: Vientiane City Sightseeing and Buddha Park

Day Trips & Excursions in Vientiane

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from$115
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Tour description provided by Viator

Vientiane, as the capital and also one of the largest cities in Laos, still remains peaceful atmosphere in its huge tree lines along the street, ancient gorgeous temples and slow pace of life. This private tour will take you to explore one of the most popular attraction in Vientiane - Buddha Park. The park is home to over 200 statues of Buddha and Hinduism characters made by concrete, especially the enormous sleeping Buddha statue which is 40 m in length. Pay attention to each statue with different emotions and facial expression. Also enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vientiane City with magnificent monuments reflecting a glorious period in history of Laos including Vat Sisaket, That Luang and Patuxay. Enjoy this beautiful Buddhist land and learn its history from your private guide!
In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel in Vientiane at 8:30 am and start this relaxing tour.Proceed to the well-known Buddha Park located 25 km from the city. The park is home to over 200 statues of Buddha and Hinduism characters made by concrete, especially the enormous sleeping Buddha statue which is 40m in length. Get inside the enormous monument with different floors symbolizing for Hell, Underworld, and Heaven. Many statues seem not to enter the static meditation and peace, they exude the frustrating look that makes a lot of different emotions. Relax and enjoy a picnic lunch and then head back to Vientiane City for sightseeing. Upon arrival in the city visit the Patuxay, a famous memorial monument built in 1957 and also one of the most prominent landmarks in the city. The architecture of the monument was inspired by the architecture of Triomphe in Paris and combined with typical Lao motifs. From the top of the monument, you can see an excellent panoramic view of the city. Follow steps to the end of Lane Xang Street to visit the That Luang, the symbol of Buddhist country Laos. it is also appeared on the bank-note of this nation and was built in 1566 on the ruins of 13th-century-Hindu temple. Finally, visit the Vat Sisaket which is famous for not only its cloister wall storing thousands of tiny Buddha images, but also its beautiful architecture and layout with history dated back to 1818. When the tour ends, transfer back to your hotel.

What’s included

  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)
  • Entry/Admission - Buddha Park

What’s not included

  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • Lunch included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
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