Top 10 Attractions in Vientiane (2018)


1. Patuxai


📁 Monument, Observation Deck

Patuxai – Highlights

  • War monument in the center of Vientiane
  • Resembles the Arc de Triomphe in Paris
  • Landscaped park with numerous palm trees
  • Panoramic views of Vientiane from the summit

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 09:00 – 18:00

Entrance Fee

  • Summit: 3,000 kip

2. COPE Visitor Centre


📁 Charity, Museum
📝 Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise (COPE)

COPE Visitor Centre – Highlights

  • Locally operated non-profit organization in Vientiane
  • Provider of rehabilitation services for disabled Laotians
  • Exhibition about Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) in Laos
  • Documentaries of UXO survivors and COPE programs

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 08:30 – 17:00

Entrance Fee

  • Free entrance
  • Donations welcome

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3. Pha That Luang


📁 Religious Site, Monument, Architecture

Pha That Luang – Highlights

  • Historic 44m-tall golden Buddhist stupa
  • Magnificent architecture with Lao identity
  • Numerous Lao and Khmer sculptures
  • Massive golden reclining Buddha nearby

Opening Hours

  • Tue-Sun: 08:00 – 12:00 / 13:00 – 16:00
  • Mon: Closed

Entrance Fee

  • General: 5,000 kip

4. Buddha Park (Xieng Khuan)


📁 Park, Statue, Religious

Buddha Park – Highlights

  • Hundreds of fascinating religious sculptures
  • Unusual variety of Buddhist and Hindu figures
  • Large reclining Buddha statue with ad hoc shrine
  • Massive pumpkin structure with accessible interiors

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 08:00 – 16:30

Entrance Fee

  • General: 5,000 kip
  • Photography: +3,000 kip

5. Wat Si Saket


📁 Religious Site, Architecture

Wat Si Saket – Highlights

  • Old Buddhist temple in Siamese style
  • Thousands of Buddha images inside
  • Richly decorated five-tiered roof
  • Notable placements of Buddha images

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 08:00 – 12:00 / 13:00 – 16:00

Entrance Fee

  • General: 5,000 kip

6. Wat Ong Teu Mahawihan


📁 Religious Site, Architecture

Wat Ong Teu – Highlights

  • Historic Buddhist monastery
  • Exceptional Lao architecture
  • Large bronze Buddha image
  • Ornately decorated shrines

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 08:00 – 17:00

Entrance Fee

  • Free admission

7. Haw Pha Kaeo Temple & Museum


📁 Religious Site, Museum, Garden

Haw Pha Kaeo – Highlights

  • 16th-century temple with elaborate wood carvings
  • Striking architecture surrounded by lovely gardens
  • Collection of Laotian Buddha images and artefacts

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 08:00 – 12:00 / 13:00 – 16:00

Entrance Fee

  • General: 5,000 kip

8. Wat Si Muang


📁 Religious Site, Architecture, Garden

Wat Si Muang – Highlights

  • Popular temple where visitors can make offerings
  • Striking facade with decorated walls and gilded roofs
  • Elaborate wood carvings and multiple paintings inside
  • Nearby public park with statue of King Sisavang Vong

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 06:00 – 19:00

Entrance Fee

  • General: 3,000 kip

9. Mekong Riverside & Chao Anouvong Park


📁 Park, Promenade, Panorama

Mekong Riverside Park – Highlights

  • Lovely public park with riverside promenade
  • Night market selling local foods & handicrafts
  • Picnic areas with remote views over Thailand
  • Spectacular sunset backdrop over Mekong river

Opening Hours

  • Park – Daily: 24 hrs
  • Night Market – Daily: 18:00 – 22:00

Entrance Fee

  • Free admission

10. That Dam (Black Stupa)


📁 Monument, Landmark

That Dam – Highlights

  • Historic stupa in the central roundabout
  • Weathered structure full of local legends
  • Near to the Talat Sao morning markets

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 24 hrs

Entrance Fee

  • Free admission

Map of Top 10 Attractions in Vientiane



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Author: Jeutravel.com
Date Published: 9 August 2017
Last Updated: 16 March 2018

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