Spend the whole day for the capital city of Laos. Particularly, you will visit :
Vat Sisaket – the largest and most beautiful temple in Vientiane which, inspired from the Siamese, presents its own unique architecture. Its old ‘Bangkok’ style has actually saved it from destruction.
Vat Phra Keo - erected in 1565 to commemorate the Emerald Buddha it holds. It was rebuilt exactly the same in 1942. The Buddha it shelters now stands under sloping, excellent carved wood panels.
Pha That Louang - a cloister guarding a big stupa, luckily saved when the Siamese raided this city. The Ho plunderers demaged it in 1873, but in 1930 it was restored by the French. It is officially the iconic image of the nation, representing both Lao’s sovereignty and Buddhism. This relic is really a masterpiece of Laotian architecture.
Patuxay - a monument built to remind the intense war against France. From its top we can see a panorama of Vientiane top.
Talat Kua Din Market – an interesting local market.
Afterwards, take a visit to the Cope museum. Opening for tourists in 2008, this museum presents the action undertaken by Cope - an organization cooperating with the government to widen knowledges about the unexploded ordnance (known as UXOs) situation in Laos and help the invalid victims of the Indochina war. Those actions are presented in an interactive way in the Cope center. You can spend time in the projection room to watch some brilliant documentary films about UXO’s and Cope, and acces in a reproduction of a Lao house, try to make some normal footsteps with a prosthetic, and enjoy arts and sculptures with mine. It's really talent of the Cope Center museum to present a sensitive subject in an impressive way. This will offer you a very enriching experience with a deep look into an important part of Laos history.
To wrap up the day, take a stroll along the Mekong River before sunset. Find some scrumptious local foods for you own meals.Night at the hotel.