Chao Anouvong Park

Attraction Chao Anouvong Park vientiane Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hour
06:00 PM
07:30 PM
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The Chao Anouvong Park is a beautiful green park that's suitable for entertainment, shopping, and admire the majestic statue of the King Chao Anouvong.

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Why Chao Anouvong Park is special ?

Chao Anouvong Park was built in the year 2010 to honor the memory of the King Chao Anouvong. The Park whose English name is Chao Anouvong Park is a Green Park of 14 hectares where the lawn is interspersed with concrete.


Located in a area privileged in the center of Vientiane, Laotian, Chao Anouvong Park capital runs between the North Bank of the Mekong River, the night market in Vientiane and the Presidential Palace.


Although it is planned to build a shopping mall and shops at Chao Anouvong Park, today you only have green areas and some Street stalls on the road between the Presidential Palace in Vientiane and the statue of King Chao Anouvong.


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What to explore at Chao Anouvong Park?

First thing in the morning it is common to find groups of people practicing Tai Chi, in the evenings many backpackers use Park Chao Anouvong to stop along the way and enjoy a beer beer lao.


In fact one of the tours most recommended to enjoy the playground Chao Anouvong is start at the Presidential Palace and walk to the statue of King Chao Anouvong (which gives back to the city, since it is facing the Mekong River), once in the statue of the King, walk towards the West until the end of the promenade along the river, place where market night of Vientiane (night market) mounts each day.


On the other side of the Mekong River, in the distance, we have the neighboring country of Thailand. As you can see in the photo, some people come to the banks of the Mekong River as it passes through the Chao Anouvong Park to fish.


In the year 2010, commemorating the 450th anniversary of the city of Vientiane, the Lao Government decided to build the statue and Park in honor of the King Chao Anouvong.


The statue that Chao Anouvong looks in the Park is a bronze statue of 6 meters high where the King Chao Anouvong dressed in his military uniform and his Royal hat, looks to the horizon in the direction of Thailand, ancient Kingdom of Siam, with one hand on his sword and the other hand in high say, offering his hand as a greeting to the Thai people.


 In the eastern part of the Park place that occupied the shops and malls today are a wilderness without any interest.


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How to get to Chao Anouvong Park?

The Chao Anouvong Park is located in the center of Vientiane (the capital of Laos), without official address the best way is to go to the Quai Fa Ngum road. Chao Anouvong Park is located directly opposite the temple Wat Xieng Nyeun and the Presidential Palace.


It is best to walk the promenade along the Mekong river starting right from the night market or from the Presidential Palace. Another alternative is to rent a bike for 10,000 kip / day (less than 1 € see Currency of Laos).


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Selling points

  • “Beautiful Sunset View”
  • “Beauty at Night”
  • “Stretch your legs and shop at night”
  • “An oasis in the city”
  • " A nice outdoor recreation site"
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  • The access road to get to the statue of King Chao Anouvong closes at 19:00,
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  • best time to visit would be the evening where it is not too hot
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  • An 8-meter high statue of Chao Anouvong is a highlight
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  • You can walk from the park to the night market or the Presidential Palace.
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  • Almost on the river and close to the night market
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  • Access to the Chao Anouvong Park and the statue of King Chao Anouvong is free.
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  • There are free workout stations to exercise your muscles downriver from the Chinese temple on site
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facing the Mekong, turn left to reach hawkers along the main road; you can taste some local cuisine typical for Laos, sticky rice with papaya salad, fried Mekong fish

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Love to walk evenings and mornings along the Mekong. Lots of folks come there to walk, enjoy, play. The present embankment was built by the Chinese, much better than some years back.

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Nice place for morning walk along the Mekong River

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This is a pleasant park built along the Mekong River, from the President's Palace to a point north of the main guesthouse district. In the park is an 8-meter high statue of Chao Anouvong, who is considered a great hero of Laos independence, although the Thai Government considers Chao Anouvong a traitor to the Thai nation. The statue stands in a provoking manner, with one arm on his sword and the other arm pointing to Thailand as if to say that the Lao want their lost provinces to be returned. After the statue was erected, some Thai soldiers tried to damage the statue, but were caught by the Lao Army.In the evening the Park hosts a Night Market, similar to the Night Market found in Luang Prabang.

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If you're in Vientiane, visit this place when the sun is setting behind the Mekong river. It's a nice view.

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Just because it faces the mekong river and people wanting to take picture of you for a price and a normal tourist spot with just this spot...you can skip this one, you would not miss much.

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This is a pleasant park built along the Mekong River, from the President's Palace to a point north of the main guesthouse district. In the park is an 8-meter high statue of Chao Anouvong, who is considered a great hero of Laos independence, although the Thai Government considers Chao Anouvong a traitor to the Thai nation. The statue stands in a provoking manner, with one arm on his sword and the other arm pointing to Thailand as if to say that the Lao want their lost provinces to be returned. After the statue was erected, some Thai soldiers tried to damage the statue, but were caught by the Lao Army. In the evening the Park hosts a Night Market, similar to the Night Market found in Luang Prabang.

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Love to walk evenings and mornings along the Mekong. Lots of folks come there to walk, enjoy, play. The present embankment was built by the Chinese, much better than some years back

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