Local Guide

As you exit the airport, turn left and head east on Souphanouvong Ave. Continue straight for 3.5km, passing Fa Ngum Park before turning left onto Sithane Rd (look for the round ‘LDB’ sign of the Lao Development Bank on the right). Follow Sithane Rd for 200m until you reach the T-intersection with Samsenthai Ave. Turn left, and in 200m you will see Crowne Plaza Vientiane on your right.

For all visits to Laos, Visas are required except the following countries: Japan, Republic of Korea, Russia, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Also, ASEAN countries’ citizens can enter Laos without a visa for the duration of 15-30 days.

 

 

CountryPrice (US Dollar)
Australia30
Canada42
China20
India40
Sweden31
USA35
UK35
Others30

Attractions

Mekong Riverside Walk

Mekong Riverside Walk

Take a relaxing stroll along the banks of Southeast Asia’s mightiest river.

National Library

National Library

A charming colonial building that houses Laos’ most valuable ancient texts

Lao National Cultural Hall

Lao National Cultural Hall

An imposing example of modern Lao architecture hosts performances from international art groups and occasional film screenings

Chao Anou Night Market

Chao Anou Night Market

A popular evening destination for local residents and tourists

Presidential Palace

Presidential Palace

Admire its imposing architecture, but only from street level

Temple

Wat Inpheng

Wat Inpheng

A leafy refuge away from the crowds

Wat Haisoke

Wat Haisoke

Shaded temple offering a glimpse of local life

Wat Mixay

Wat Mixay

A small, colorful temple with a peaceful atmosphere

Wat Xieng Nyeun

Wat Xieng Nyeun

An overlooked temple that's free of tourists.

Wat Sisaket

Wat Sisaket

The country’s oldest monastery is famous for its photogenic Buddha images

Wat Ongteu

Wat Ongteu

Home to Vientiane’s largest Buddha image

Wat Chanh

Wat Chanh

An active temple renowned for its intricate woodcarvings

Wat Ho Pha Keo

Wat Ho Pha Keo

Former home to the revered Emerald Buddha