|A few of the beautiful places to visit in Vientiane, Laos.|
|Behind me is the Patuxay Arch or the Victory Gate in|
Renowned places in the city to visit include Pha That Luang which is a gold-covered huge Buddhist stupa. Surrounding the area are the enchanting temples and religious relics including the gargantuan reclining
|The reclining golden Buddha within the vicinity of Pha That Luang,|
Another interesting place to see is the legendary Patuxai Arch which has an eerie resemblance with that of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France. It is a war monument dedicated to those who fought in the struggle for independence from France. It is the most popular landmark in Laos, so you shouldn't miss having a photo op with it during your visit in the country's city capital.
You have three options going to these places. One is to ride a tuktuk, second is to rent a motorbike and third by foot. Either way, it depends on what makes you more comfortable. Luckily, my hotel wasn't too far away from these places so I just took an early morning brisk walking. Not only did I burned my extra load of belly fats, I also have discovered many interesting things while on the way.
If you are coming from Pattaya, Thailand, you can check my blogpost on how to reach here by bus.
|A monk crossing the street with his dog.|
|A nature park on the way to the Pha That Luang.|
|A typical college building in Vientiane, Laos.|
|Street food is pretty common as well in Vientiane, Laos.|
|This meal is worth 20,000 Kip. I was charged 90.00 Thai Baht by the staff in the restaurant. They accept Thai Baht and they usually overcharge. You should know the current exchange rate.|
|The Pha That Luang or the Golden Buddhist Stupa.|
|The Patuxai Arch or popularly known as The Victory Gate in Vientiane, Laos.|
|Your blogger strikes a pose at the Patuxai Park, Vientiane, Laos.|
|Government building as the backdrop of the Patuxai Park fountain.|
|The World Peace Gong at the Patuxai Park, Vientiane, Laos.|
*All images were taken from my iPhone.