Pick up at Hotel (08:30-09:00) - Visit Wat Visoun, the site of impressive Thad Makmo stupa. - Wat Mai- Wat Xieng Thong- Wat Phu Sii -Shopping Hmong market - return to Hotel (17:00-18:00)
Wat Visoun, also called Wat Wisunalat. The temple's most notable feature is the large squat stupa in its forecourt. The stupa is properly know as That Pathum (Lotus Stupa) but is more commonly known as That Makmo because its shape resembles a watermelon ('makmo' being Lao for watermelon).
Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham (Si Souvanna Phommaram, Mai Souvana Phoun Ram), or Wat Mai (The New Monastery), is one of the largest, most picturesque and most photographed of the wats of Luang Prabang. Located along the popular night market street of Sisavangvong and adjoining the compound of the National Palace Museum, it is important for both its religious and its aesthetic beauty.
Wat Xieng Thong (or Temple of the Golden City) is a Buddhist temple (wat), located on the northern tip of the peninsula of Luang Phrabang, Laos. Wat Xieng Thong is one of the most important of Lao monasteries and remains a significant monument to the spirit of religion, royalty and traditional art. There are over twenty structures on the grounds including a sim, shrines, pavilions and residences, in addition to its gardens of various flowers, ornamental shrubs and trees.
Wat Phu Sii, also written Mount Phu Si, is a hill right at the centre of the old town of Luang Prabang. It is bordered on one side by the Mekong River and on the other side by the Khan River. There are two ways to go up Mount Phousi. The first is via the staircase along Phousi Road (Thanon Ratsayong), while the other is via the staircase from Sisavangvong Road (Thanon Phithosalat). When I explored Mount Phousi with some members of AsiaExplorers, we climbed up the hill from the Phousi Road side.>
Hmong market The Vientiane Night Market is aimed primarily towards tourists, with clean, orderly stalls, and all manner of merchandise that make great souvenirs or mementos. It all begins around sunset when a small army of sellers begin setting up their red-roofed stalls directly on the riverside promenade.
You can’t fail to see it. The whole riverside area is alive at this time with joggers and dog-walkers taking advantage of the cooling breezes and stunning backdrop of the sun lazily sinking into the Mekong river.