Vientiane Guide

Vientiane with its French colonial buildings and bougainvillaea lined streets is a joy to behold. This friendly city houses lovely crumbling French mansions and colourful steamy noodle stalls.

The most laid back of cities & a little adventurous as its off the beaten track. Guaranteed a warm welcome will be waiting for you and your family.

A Playground at Mekong Riverfront:....

On Fa Ngum Road (near the Chinese Temple) there’s an open area with children’s playground, this is also where the night market sets up so great early evening. Hours of Operation: Open all the time but best early or just before dusk.The River is a lovely way to spend a morning. There are several boats that can take you on your merry way. After your boat trip You could go and treat yourself to a lovely lunch overlooking the river at one of the Hotels along the riverside.

Which Family Pod?  Toddling around; Energetic explorer; 

Tiny Tip: Remember to bring out plenty of mossie repellant, its itchy and scratchy out there at sunset .

NongChan Waterpark

On Khouvieng Road – Water slides, Cafe, fun in and out of the sun. In front of the French Embassy Medical Center, about a twenty minute walk from the city center.Admission Fee: 10,000 kip ($1.20) Slides: 40,000 kip ($5) Lockers: 10,000 kip ($1.20)Hours of Operation: Open Daily from 10 am to 6:30 pm

Which Family Pod?  Toddling around; Energetic explorer; Perfect Combination

 Common Grounds Cafe and bakery

On Chao Anou Road – with beautiful undercover playground, perfect for a bit of mummy and lil' me time.

Admission Fee: Free, but buy a cup of coffee or meal (please).  

Hours of Operation: Monday – Tuesday 7 am to 5 pm, Wednesday – Friday 11 am to 4 pm, Saturday 8 am to 6 pm

Which Family Pod?  Toddling around; Energetic explorer; Perfect Combination

Tiny Tip: Great if you need a bit of WIFI time.

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