Laos’ most important religious building and its national symbol, this towering Lao-style stupa of glittering gold sits on the site of a much earlier building. Plundered, bombed and destroyed many times over the years the stupa you visit today is from the 1930s and surrounded at its base with cloisters that are full of old images of Buddha. Located just outside of Vientiane’s centre, a sunset visit shows the polished gold stupa in all its glory.
Time difference:GMT +7 Hours
Visa Required: Yes
Tel Code: +856
Official Language: Lao
Main Religion: Theravada Buddhism
Airlines: Vietnam Airlines , Thai Airways
12 day planned holiday: Laos has remained the most pristine and culturally-intact country in Indochina. Experience the old-fashioned charm of the city, explore untouched landscapes and meet the incredibly friendly people, who have faced adversity and come out smiling.