Chao Anouvong Park, Vientiane

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Admire a bronze statue of Chao Anouvong, the final ruler of the Lao kingdom at Chao Anouvong Park, arguably the park's main attraction. Wander through the greenery and immerse yourself in the local culture by taking a look at the various monuments and searching through the markets-- a must see in this area. You'll find a wide choice of gifts and souvenirs here, and remember to prepare loose change for the restrooms. You'll even find exercise gear here if you want to join in with the locals. Put Chao Anouvong Park into our Vientiane trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Vientiane.
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  • Huge statue that dominates the Park at the back of the Presidential Palace relaxing after the traverse of the night with no local produce market dominates in the same way the river
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  • Walked past the statue while walking along the river. You wouldnt miss it as it is majestic and crowded. Other than being a great photo spot, there isnt anything much to do unless you wish to purchase...  more »
  • Clean and safe park for strolls in the morning and evening. Good sunset viewing location as well. By 5pm, you could enjoy the strolls along the Mekong River for a good sunset experience.  more »
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  • nice park that is behind the presidential building. if you go here, be sure to keep going to past the end of the park to the left side facing the Mekong/south, past the statue and away from the downtown, where you will find the New World area weather permitting. Very clean and similar to many western inter city civic parks. you can see the Mekong River from here and walk along back to the night market area. (this area shows signs of coming development as of June 2017, so there may be more here in the near future)
  • Generally I like the ambiance of the area around it. The Lao people are so friendly. Will definitely come back and visit again.
  • Take a walk to watch sunset, then stroll around night market which is cheaper in price.
  • This is one of the most important part of Lao people and foreigners' tourists attraction ​
  • Great place for jogging and meeting new people. Evening only

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Pretty little Vientiane offers a good range of accommodations, with most either mid-range or upmarket hotels by national standards. Close to the riverfront sit the grandest of the bunch, with newly built high-rise hotels and boutiques set in old French colonial buildings. Move away from the water a little to find some standard, unassuming hotels, mixed in with a few more boutiques and high-rises overlooking the prettier plazas and along the main boulevards. For budget options, look at the guesthouses and hostels on the side streets around Rue Setthathilath, but make sure to reserve your room early to avoid disappointment.
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