Vientiane, in Laos, is a city of around 200,000 inhabitants.
It’s approximately 240 miles (386 kilometers) from Chiang Mai, Thailand and about 300 miles (483 kilometers) from Hanoi, Vietnam.
Round up the entire family and spend a day at the Lao National Museum, one of the most interesting cultural destinations in Vientiane. Take advantage of the peaceful atmosphere, ask about any temporary displays, pick up a souvenir at the gift shop or just admire the echoes of the past.
Talat Sao is the perfect place to go to if you enjoy shopping and watching the world go by. This is a vibrant area filled with fashion, accessories and fresh food venues.
When the sun is out, explore Buddha Park, where locals come to enjoy some time outdoors. Admire the trees and flowers, throw a Frisbee, or just relax in the shade. This park is the perfect place to unwind.
Vientiane’s major heritage and cultural sights often overshadow its less touristed, but equally interesting spots. Regardless of how many attractions you’ve managed to squeeze into your schedule, no stay in this city would be complete without paying a visit to the Pha That Luang, the Wat Si Saket, the Haw Phra Kaew and the Wat Si Muang.