In the morning, you will visit COPE Educational Centre, a heartbreaking but compelling place that teaches us about Laos’ Hidden War.
Afterwards you continue on to Wat Sisaket, the city's oldest temple. Dating back to 1818, Wat Sisaket is the most important heritage temple now standing in Laos. It
houses thousands of Buddha images from many countries, long lost architectural styles, sculptures and paintings. Wat Prakeo, the former royal temple of the Lao monarchy, originally built in 1565, is home to the Emerald Buddha image and Buddhist sculptures are displayed along the perimeter wall, including a 6th to 9th century Dvaravati-style stone Buddha and several standing and sitting Buddhas.
En route to Lao’s national icon, That LuangStupa, stop at the Patuxay Monument, an irresistibly photogenic structure which is known as Vientiane’s Arc de Triomphe
This afternoon, you see the Buddha Park, a scattered and enchanting collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures on the Mekong Riverside, close to the Friendship Bridge. There are approximately 200 religious images dating back over 500 years, which were created by a mysterious monk spreading his philosophy on life and his ideas about the universe. A spectacular view of over the Mekong River at sunset is a perfect way to finish the day.
Overnight in Vientiane
Meals: breakfast, lunch
Vientiane, 2 nights