I have a 3hr layover in Vientiane in May. Arrive on a Monday at 11:00 and depart 13:50 the same day. My plan is to land, get a tourist visa then get a taxi to Pha That Luang. Do a quick (15-30min) visit and snap some photos then hop back in the same taxi and go to the airport. I'd ask the driver to wait for me while I'm at the stupa. I'd probably arrange the car & driver in advance to save time.
1. Google traffic predicts a 20-30 min ride each way to/from the stupa at that time of day. Is this accurate?
2. Is this possible to do? I know time will be tight and I'm ok with that.
3. I have no checked bag, just a carry on. Does VTE have a left luggage counter or do I need to carry my bag with me?