Receive a pickup from your Vientiane hotel in the morning, before continuing to Vat Sisaket, the oldest monastery in the city.
Next, travel to Ho Phra Keo, a one-time royal temple that today houses a Buddhist museum of art and sculpture. Proceed on to the next stop at That Luang, one of the most revered shrines in all of Laos.
Continue to Anousavali, also known as the Victory Gate or Patouxai, a dramatic arch that bears a striking resemblance to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
Take a break midday for lunch at a traditional restaurant before continuing to Vientiane’s well-known Buddha Park, first built by a local monk in the 1950s.
Make your way back toward your hotel, stopping at the Talat Sao market if time permits. This local bazaar offers a startling array of goods ranging from food to jewelry to clothing and handicrafts.