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Itinerary for 6 days in Vientiane area

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Itinerary for 6 days in Vientiane area

Hi,

My wife and I ( active 65yr+ ) are to spend approx 6 days in this area prior to a Mekong River boat cruise later this year. We are interested in temples, parks, Markets, craft villages, farming activity and some sight seeing in the country side.

An suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have already short listed the TA site for Vientiane but they might need some expansion and diversity. Trips by tuk tuk, song theaws, hire car or local mini buses are doable. Over night trips out of the city are a possibility. Very flexible, just need some thoughts.

Regards,

NeilD

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Cairns
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1. Re: Itinerary for 6 days in Vientiane area

Hi

We'll be there in October for a few days - this is our list so far:-

That Luang, Lane Xang Ave

Wat Ong Theu, Setthathilath Rd, near Chao Anou,

Wat Ho Phra Kaew, Setthathilath Rd

Wat Si Muang, Between Setthathilath and Samsenthai Rds,

Wat Sisaket, Lane Xang Ave,

Wat Sokpaluang, Sokpaluang Rd, Ban Sokpaluang,

Lao Textile Museum, Ban Nongtha Tai,

The Lao National Museum, Samsenthai Rd,

Patuxai, Lane Xang Ave

Buddha Park (Wat Xieng Khuan)

Lao Disabled Women’s Development Centre

Phou Khao Khouay National Park.

Mekong riverfront at sunset

Vientiane Talaat Sao mall/market

Simone’s Saa Paper shop

Akha Biladjo / Naga Creations,

Buy a free the Bears T-shirt

Nightime street carts or restaurant in Makphet, Pha Kao Lao or Amphone.

Visit Riverside Floating Restaurant

Good Luck and enjoy your trip

Vientiane
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2. Re: Itinerary for 6 days in Vientiane area

Have a look at Cope as well.

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3. Re: Itinerary for 6 days in Vientiane area

With 6 days you go could go further afield on a few hire-car day trips, such as:

Nam Ngum lake (2 hours)

Thangon floating river restaurants (under 1 hour)

Sangthong district and Mekong-side restaurants (under 1 hour)

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4. Re: Itinerary for 6 days in Vientiane area

Thank you for your thoughts so far. Will have to sit down, map these and link them together in daily programs. Will need to guess time required for each activity.

Cheers,

NeilD

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Tokyo, Japan
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6. Re: Itinerary for 6 days in Vientiane area

There are several bus routes terminating at Central Bus Station (a.k.a. Talat Sao). If you want to go to That Luang, you can take the ITECC-Talat Sao line (no.10). You can also go to Buddha Park using Friendship Bridge route (no.14). You can check the bus services on their official webpage (www.vientianebus.org.la). You can even track the bus real-time using Lao BusNavi app.

Asia
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7. Re: Itinerary for 6 days in Vientiane area

Thanks ojomojo68 for the bus info. I checked the map in TripAdvisor for Talat Sao and think it is not right. It should be near the Khua Din Bus Station, I guess.

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8. Re: Itinerary for 6 days in Vientiane area

TA maps are often incorrect I would not rely on them, best to use google which is correct.

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9. Re: Itinerary for 6 days in Vientiane area

Thanks Ray2.

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