Indochina tour to Vientiane Laos1359
Vientiane means the Moon city, situated at the left bank of the Mekong River, northwest of Laos. Vientiane capital has an area of 3.920 square kilometers and a population of about one million people. It is not only the largest center of culture, commerce, administration and economy, but also a famous tourist city of Laos appealing tourists in Indochina tour. It focuses a lot of beautiful landscapes, mighty and ancient temples and the center of the unique festivals brearing the cultural characteristics of Laos.
Referring to Laos, tourists cannot fail to think about That Luang - the symbol of Laos. The temple is one of the attractions where tourists cannot ignore in Indochina tours. It was printed on paper money and the emblem of Laos. That Luang temple was built in 1566 under the reign of King Xetthathilat according to the shape of a bottle wine. The temple was built on the ruins of a Hindu temples in the 13th century. Outside the temple is covered in gold. According to legend, the tower has preserved relics of the Buddha and lots of jewels. Its architectural style bears Lao cultural identity.
Another attractionin Indochina tour to Laos is Phra Keo temple. This is the second important and famous temple in Laos, after That Luang. Wat Phra Keo was built in 1565 under the reign of King Sai Setthathirat. Inside the temple worships the statue of Phra Keo. The Wat was invaded and stolen Phra Keo statue by Siamese troops in 1779 and was flattened entirely in 1828. From 1936 to 1942, the Lao people rebuilt the temple. Phra Keo today has become a large museum keeping many artworks of Lao religion.
Located on Sethathirath street, Vientiane, Wat Sisaket was built in the 17th century. Around the main hall is thousands of small doorways. Each doorway stores two small Buddha statues cast by precious bronze metal. The temple currently keeps 6,840 statues. Notably, in the main hall and some compartments around, there are many rare ancient bronze statues gilded gold.
In Indochina travel, tourists should visit Patousay Triumphal Arch located between the boundaries of Vientiane and That Luang. Its bottom and outside was modeled on Arc de Triumphe in Paris. However, the above and inside of the triumphal arch consists of typical architectures and special reliefs of Laos. Standing on the top floor of Patousay, tourists can contemplate panoramic view of Vientiane, the Mekong river from a distance.
In addition, on Indochina holiday, tourists will have the chance to visit Budha Park, located about 25km from Xiengkhuan to Vientiane. Buddha Park is a population of hundreds of Buddha statues were cast according to Buddhistic legends. Of which, the giant Buddha statues propping up his hand with a length of 40m is the most prominent. In addition, there are the statues in the image of humans, gods, animals and demons. Tourists can go inside of the work with giant pumpkin- shaped through a demon mouth nearly 3m high and climb on the stair to visit each floor representing for the hell, the earth and the heaven.