Discover the beauty of Vientiane with this guided full day city tour. Choose a half day or full day tour, starting with a pick up in your hotel in the city. From there, you'll be taken to visit Wat Si Saket, the oldest temple that survived the Siamese war of 1828. Inside, you'll see more than 8000 Buddha statues lining the walls! Continue to Wat Ho Phra Keo, a religious museum that displays a collection of both Lao and Khmer works of art. Afterwards, you'll be taken to see the exteriors of the Presidential Palace that formerly served as the French governor’s palace, as well as Wat Si Muang, one of the most popular and venerated temples in Vientiane.Your next stops: Patuxai (Arch de Triumph) - which was just recently built as a way to honor those who died during past wars - and the holiest site in Laos, That Luang, ending your half day tour. The full day tour continues with a delicious lunch served at a local restaurant before making a short stop on Friendship Bridge that links Laos and Thailand together. You'll then take a drive to Buddha Park, famous for being home to more than 200 religious statues, including a huge 40-meter Reclining Buddha image. On the way back to Vientiane, you'll stop by the Lao Disabled Women's Development Centre, which aims to bring knowledge and skills to disabled women so that they can become self-sufficient and productive members of the community. End your full-day tour of the capital along the banks of the Mekong River as the sun begins to set. Stroll along the river, stop to enjoy a cold drink, or sample a snack from one of the many local food stalls, if you like, before being transferred back to your hotel.