Lao National Museum
Learn about the heroes of Laos’s class struggle as you walk the halls of this crumbling treasure-trove.
Vientiane’s oldest wat, the only temple spared by the invading Siamese in their 1828 sack of the city.
Laos’s most important religious site, the golden stupa is also the national symbol.
Kick back with a drink and watch the sun sink over the Mekong.
The highlight of Vientiane’s most popular day-trip destination is a stunning 40m-long reclining Buddha.
Ang Nam Ngum Reservoir
There’s fishing, boating and island-hopping in this vast lake north of Vientiane.
Party till you drop in Laos’s backpacker capital, or save your strength for caving, mountain biking, rafting and rock climbing in the surrounding countryside.