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At 8:30am, we pick you up at your hotel in Vientiane and start our sightseeing tour. Our first destination is Wat Sisaket – the oldest temple in Vientiane that is still in its original form. It has been survived from the Siamese War of 1828 and its cloister contains more than 8000 Buddha statues. We then visit Ho Phra Keo – the former home-temple of the Emerald Buddha statue or Phra Keo from early time of Lane Xang Kingdom until 18th century. Today it contains a collection of Buddha statues, antiques and all artifacts found in around Vientiane. After that, we transfer to That Luang Stupa, which is a national symbol and also the most sacred monument in the country. It was built to cover the original small stupa containing a piece of the chest bone of Buddha. And the last destination in the morning is Patuxai Victory Monument. It was designed to pay homage to its national culture and traditions and is dedicated to the Laos who were killed in the fight to gain independence from France as well as from the nation’s earlier occupiers, Siam and Japan. Afterward, we have lunch in a local restaurant and take a short rest.
In the afternoon, we continue by traveling to Carol Cassidy – a gallery weaving Lao textiles and natural dye making process. Next, we visit Xieng Khuan or Buddha Park. It is a famous sculpture park with more than 200 religious statues including a huge 40m high reclining Buddha image. It was built in 1958 by Luang Pu Bunleua Sulilat, a monk who studied both Buddhism and Hinduism. This explains why his park is full not only of Buddha images but also of Hindu gods as well as demons and animals from both beliefs. By 5:30pm, we take you back to your hotel in Vientiane. End trip.
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59.00 (per person)