Vientiane is the largest city in Laos and the hub of commerce and administration. It is an ideal place for a leisure trip seeking comfortable moments in the cool space of nature but also the place to explore and discover. Let check out interesting things to do in this city.
Golf in Vientiane
Swimming is popular and easily accessible in Vientiane although you might want to think twice before jumping head first into the Mekong; currents are notoriously fast and dangerous. As you might imagine, the best swimming pools can be found in the better hotels and they usually allow outsiders in at charge.
The Settha Palace is a luxury boutique resort that has a swimming pool set in beautiful surroundings and charges US$7 a day. The kidney-shaped pool of the Lane Xang has a spring diving board and is well shaded by greenery and huge umbrellas. The Tai-Pan swimming pool and fitness centre is open to the public for US$6 a day.
Every Saturday local monks lead a walking and sitting meditation session at Wat Sok Pa Luang. Between 16:00 and 17:30, the sessions take place in pavilions and within the garden. Everyone is welcome, the session is, of course, free of charge and a translator is present for the after-period question time. Twice a year the Buddhist teacher holds intensive Vispassana meditation workshops at the monastery, open to all who wish to join.
Weaving & Dying
Massage/Sauna in Vientiane
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