Explore this beautiful and peaceful country, enchanting visitors with its sacred temples and unique culture, on this Laos tour 5 days 4 nights.
Let’s join Threeland Travel for holidays to Laos for 5 days and 4 nights and journey to discover the beautiful and peaceful Laos, enchanting visitors with sacred temples, beautiful waterfalls, and Buddha statues in many shapes. Unique and friendly smiles and the hospitality of the people make this a destination chosen by many tourists on their journey of discovery.
1. Buddha Park Laos (Vientiane)
Location: Dongphosy, Laos (40 minutes east of Vientiane)
How to react: Bus #14 from Vientiane Central Terminal; Tuk-Tuk; Private Hire
Opening hours: 8am – 5pm, Every Day
Entry fee: 5,000 LAK (US$0.29) + 3,000 LAK camera fee
Ideal time to visit: the dry season, between October and February
Laos is a Buddhist-majority country; therefore, everything from architecture to painting and sculpture, from language and writing to literature and poetry, and from clothing to cuisine to beliefs and festivals bears the stamp of Buddhism. Buddhist culture and Buddhism have thoroughly entered the Lao people’s minds, leaving obvious impressions on their lives and souls. On Laos Tour 5 days and 4 nights, the home of Champa flowers, travelers should not miss the Buddha statue garden (Wat Xieng Khuan) when visiting Vientiane.
Located about 24 km from the capital of Vientiane, the Buddha statue garden is famous for its unique Buddhist statues, becoming a quiet spiritual tourist destination of Laos, the Buddha statues are located on the Mekong River, creating a giant ink painting, making visitors feel peaceful and quiet.
Buddha Park owns more than 200 mysterious Buddha statues created in Hindu and Buddhist styles. The Buddha Garden was built in Vientiane in 1958 by a monk named Luang Pu Bunleua Sulilat. He is a monk who studies both Hinduism and Buddhism. The statues at Buddha Park have existed for centuries, mostly made of reinforced concrete.
The ornamental themes are intricately made, sometimes in unusual shapes such as statues of gods, humans, animals, and devils. There are several sculptures of Buddha and other figures. — is an item in Buddhist doctrines. There are also Hindu deities such as Arjuna, Vishnu, and Shiva.
2. Talat Sao (Morning Market) (Vientiane)
Location: Talat Sao, Vientiane, 750 meters south of Patuxai Monument
How to react: on foot or by bicycle, private driver/guide
Opening hours: daily from 07:00 until around 16:00
Entry fee: free entrance
Ideal time to visit: All around the year, best in the early morning
Morning Market is the largest shopping area in Vientiane and has a wide variety of items to sell to tourists, so you definitely cannot ignore this address. As the name suggests, the Morning market opens very early and the outdoor area also stops selling early, so you need to take advantage of the time to come here to shop.
Morning Market blends two very distinct shopping experiences right in the heart of Vientiane, where the ancient and new collide intriguingly. The Morning Market Mall is divided into two sections: the air-conditioned commercial center (the only one in Laos) is the best place for visitors to look for electronics, sports equipment, and jewelry; and the Morning Market, where the goods sold are primarily handicrafts, jewelry, fabrics, and clothes with various unique designs and designs.
While it may appear to be a regional town’s prime shopping destination rather than a capital city’s premier shopping destination, this Laos-only mall is nonetheless a breath of fresh air. The air conditioner is cold enough for many visitors to visit, combating the heat of the tropical area just outside. On the ground floor, there are various banks and money exchange businesses.
3. Pha That Luang (Vientiane)
Location: Ban Nongbone, Vientiane, Lào
How to react: tuktuk,
Opening hours: daily from 8:00-12:00, 13:00-16:00
Entry fee: 5000 LAK (US$0.29)
Ideal time to visit: November, when the Boun That Luang festival is held
Pha That Luang (or That Luang) is located approximately 3 kilometers north of Vientiane in the city center. Luang is a highly prominent landmark in Laos and a sacred place of Buddhism in this nation, as well as a point of pride for Lao.
The Luang Buddhist stupa was established during the reign of King Settha-that in 1566. On the remains of a 13th-century Indian temple, the tower is designed like a bottle of wine. Luang was destroyed during the Thai invasion in the nineteenth century, but it was afterward rebuilt.
The premises include Pha That Luang and Wat That Luang. The towers have a distinctive form. Including the main tower and 30 smaller towers surrounding it. The highest tower is 45 meters tall and made of gold. Visitors that come here at sunset will be dazzled by the tower’s radiance.At the base of the tower, there is a place to pray with numerous Buddha pictures because the Buddha sculptures were taken by the invaders and now only the body of the statue can be seen. According to local mythology, going around the tower clockwise and praying will be more successful. Some believe Shakyamuni’s relics are hidden under the tower.
4. Patuxai Monument (Vientiane)
Location: along Lane Xang Avenue, within easy walking distance from downtown Vientiane
How to react: on foot, tuktuk, rent a bike
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8 am until 4:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8 am until 5 pm.
Entry fee: Admission to climb to the top is 5,000 LAK (US$0.29) per person. Admission to the park is free
Ideal time to visit: All around the year, best at sunset
Patuxai Monument is also known as the Gate of Triumph, a symbol of victory for the Lao. This is a substantial concrete edifice situated on a lovely boulevard. At first glimpse, the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, comes to mind. Patuxai, sometimes known as Patuxay, was constructed in 1960 to honor the troops who gave their lives in conflicts to safeguard the country. This work also serves as a reminder of the tremendous sacrifices made by the heroes who battled to the last end to preserve national freedom. Visitors will be able to see the distinctive architecture and learn historical anecdotes about Lao national heroes when they come.
Patuxay Monument sits in the main thoroughfare of Vientiane’s most picturesque boulevard. Visitors will see it from afar no matter which direction they come from. Patuxay, located in the heart of a street crossroads, welcomes the early morning sunshine and is also a great site to enjoy the magnificent red hue at sunset.
5. Laos National Museum (Vientiane)
Location: Town center on Thanon Samsenthai, 1 block from Lao Plaza hotel and in front of the Tennis Club and National Stadium, Vientiane.
How to react: by bus, tuktuk, private driver.
Opening hours: daily from 8:00-12:00, 13:00-16:00. Closed on public holidays.
Entry fee: 20000 Kip (US$1.17)
Ideal time to visit: All around the year
Lao National Museum is a rather old two-story building that has existed for a long time in Vientiane. Initially, the building was just a building of the French colonial government, then changed to the National Museum. The museum mainly exhibits the geography and history of Laos, and there is a map showing the bomb-covered area in Laos, which shows that most of Laos are full of bombs. As a national museum in general, the amount of information and information here is still relatively small, but it still helps you better understand Laos.
The museum is a typical example of the French construction style. Built-in 1925 until now, the museum is still an ideal destination and preserves many high values of the country. On December 1, 1980, the building was changed to the Lao Revolution Gallery, and in 1985, upgraded and changed to the Revolutionary Labor Museum. In early 2000, the building was changed to the Lao National Museum. It currently stores 8000 artifacts nationwide. The collection includes paleontology, archaeology, history, and ethnography.
6. Wat Xieng Thong Temple (Luang Prabang)
Location: Souligna Vongsa Road, Th Sisavang Vatthana Old Town, Luang Prabang
How to react: It takes about 20 minutes on foot from Luang Prabang city center
Opening hours: daily from 8am – 5pm
Entry fee: 20000 LAK (US$1.17) (the ticket can be used for two days)
Ideal time to visit: All around the year, best in the morning
Wat Xieng Thong is the most magnificent temple in Luang Prabang. Built by King Setthathirat in 1560 and was the private property of the royal family until 1975. Xieng Thong Pagoda is located near the Mekong River, northeast of the ancient city of Luang Prabang, and is famous for its classical and massive architectural style. The name Wat Xieng Thong means “temple of the golden city”.
Xieng Thong pagoda was built in the typical architecture of Laos with a curved roof falling close to the ground, surrounded by small shrines with the same architecture, forming a beautiful landscape. Here is also the place to keep the famous reclining Buddha statue, once “living” in the Paris museum, then brought to Vientiane, and finally in this temple of Luang Prabang in 1964. From the entrance gate of the temple, visitors can easily see on the left is a small temple, and inside is the royal carriage. This car was used by King Sisavong in 1960, looks very massive, stands out with gold color, and is decorated with 5 Naga god snakes. In addition, around the temple, there are beautiful small temples and many stupas.
On the main holidays of the year, Xieng Thong Pagoda becomes busier and busier than ever. In particular, in the evening, thousands of people come to visit the golden Buddha statue and attend the Buddha bathing ceremony with perfume and scented water, extremely impressive.
7. Kuang Si Waterfall (Luang Prabang)
Location: around 29 kilometers to Southern Luang Prabang
How to react: Shared tuk-tuk, public minivan, boat ride, bicycle/motorbike/scooter
Opening hours: daily from 8am to 5pm
Entry fee: 20,000 kip (US$ 1.17) per person
Ideal time to visit: from December to around April and May
If the historic capital of Luang Prabang is a gorgeous vision of a fairyland, then the Kuang Si waterfall is one of its most noticeable characteristics.
Kuang Si Waterfall is also known as Tat Kuang Si. To explain this strange name, it is said that: Once upon a time, there was a wise man who collected water from the upstream stream by digging deep into the ground. After the water comes back to make plants and trees, the flowers and leaves become more alive and greener. There was a deer that came to make a home under the rock protruding from the falls. And the name Tat Kuang Si is a combination of three words Tat: waterfall, Kuang: deer, and Si: digging the ground to build.
Currently, Kuang Si waterfall is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Luang Prabang in particular and in Laos Tour 5 days 4 nights in general. Located about 25 kilometers southeast of the city center, Kuang Si is a complex of three main waterfalls. The main waterfall has a height of about 60 m, with water pouring down from above with white foam and misty jets of water that looks like a carpet of flaming fireworks. There’s also the Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre, which houses around 20 Asiatic Black Bears rescued from a variety of dangerous situations, and the Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park, a lovely park teeming with different types of butterflies.
8. Pak Ou Caves (Luang Prabang)
Location: 25 km north of Luang Prabang
How to react: by boat, tuk tuk or organized Laos tours.
Opening hours: daily from 8 am until 5 pm
Entry fee: 20,000 Kip (US$ 1.17) per person
Ideal time to visit: All around the year, best in the late afternoon.
Pak Ou Cave is located north of the ancient capital of Luang Prabang on the Mekong River and can be reached by boat or by road transport. Pak Ou Cave is famous for its small Buddha statues including hundreds of wooden Buddha images (which have been damaged quite a bit) displayed on the cave wall. The system of Buddha statues in Pak Ou is very diverse, showing many different forms of Buddha.
Pak Ou Cave is the common name of two Buddha caves: Tam Ting (lower cave) and Tam Pum (upper cave). This cave contains more than 4000 ancient Buddha statues dating from more than 300 years ago of all sizes and shapes because Lao people rowed boats at night to escape the enemy to hide Buddha statues when the capital Luang Prabang was invaded.
About 200 stairs from the lower cave to the top cave, with hundreds of Buddha sculptures, some undamaged, others chipped. There are enormous Buddha sculptures as well as tiny Buddha statues spread around the cave.
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