The National Museum (closed Tuesdays) at the former Royal Palace, displays a lovely collection of the artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign. The National Museum and the Central Market are not to be missed and you will visit these sights in the morning before catching your flight back to Vientiane .

You will visit the major sights of the capital, including Wat Sisaket (with thousands of miniature Buddha statues) and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha image. On the way to the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, you can stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triomphe. You will then watch the sunset by the Mekong riverside and spend the evening here absorbing the city’s nightlife. You will have dinner at a local restaurant and an overnight stay in Vientiane .