Mekong Riverside Park

Attraction Night Market Quai Fa Ngum Vientiane Laos Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hours 30 mins
06:00 PM
07:30 PM
First-time visit
Attraction
Cultural
Family
Must see
Kids
Free
People watching
0.00 USD

Mekong Riverside Park is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
The Vientiane Riverside Parrk is a place of youth and excitement. Here you will find a lively nightlife and full of local entertainment activities.

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Why Mekong Riverside Park is special ?

Following the edge of the Mekhong Riverside the promenade area looks to be central to local youth’s entertainment and recreation. Joggers, walkers, cyclists, musicians, skaters. This is what public parks of that kinds of activities.


Running parallel to the riverside promenade are lines of red pavilions which host Vientiane Riverside night markets. Locals pick snacks at food stalls and feed at seated eating areas. The young and trendy pass between clothes stalls and the odd tourist haggles prices for scorpion / snake whiskey and the usual tourist junk. Again this area is very popular with locals and isn’t tourist focused. It brings everything for the family as younger kids play arts and crafts, painting cute, anime model sculptures.


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What to explore at Mekong Riverside Park?

Sip a cold Beer Lao along the banks of the Mekong as the sun goes down. Every evening, small food stalls emerge along the wide river bank selling barbecue, sticky rice, papaya salad and other local favourites. The view across the mighty Mekong from here is one of the best sunset spots in the world and plenty of locals cruise up on their motorbikes to unwind after a day of work. It's Vientiane at its finest.

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Duration
3.0 days
Estimated
789.16 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
25 places

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Night Market Quai Fa Ngum Vientiane Laos

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Tips for you

  • There are also clean public toilets. The toilet entrance fee is 200 kip.
    Toilet
  • At night the vendors really move in the night market comes alive.
    Shopping
  • The night baazar is must visit and local food on the streets is tasty
    Things to do
  • You can join an amazing fitness class given for free to a group of enthusiasts
    Things to do
  • As the sun is setting people are walking and gathering.
    What to see
  • It gets incredibly humid on the hottest days, so best to avoid the riverfront in the blazing sunlight of mid-afternoon.
    Experience
  • There is the usual stalls offerring textiles, clothes, T-shirts, handicrafts and foods
    Environment
  • Best time to go is sunset and early evening.
    Timming
  • After 7PM, there is a local night market gets up and running all 7 days.
    Things nearby

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I stayed at a guesthouse in Vientiane located very near to this riverside promenade. It was scorching hot in the afternoon when I took a walk around the vicinity of the riverside park. There seem to be nothing extraordinary at the waterfront that caught my attention.However, as evening crept in, I could see crowds gathering at the road and rows of night market stalls set up in brightly lit tents occupying one sector of the road. Joggers, aerobic dance enthusiasts and performance artiste were seen along the promenade and the whole park suddenly transformed from a quiet and lackluster place into a bustling, noisy public entertainment area attracting both the locals and tourists.I joined in the crowd and walked along this end part of the promenade which was barricaded to prevent traffic from entering. A group of youngsters and many `romantic' couples sat at the promenade staircase facing the Mekong River appreciating the riverside view and the crimson beautiful sunset as night gradually set in.At this dry season of the year, the Mekong River was dried and was not at the height of its full beauty. But as the rays of the sunset lingers through the gaps of the tall grasses that grows at the river bank, the view of the Mekong River was awesome and mesmerizing picturesque.As I stood at the promenade and gazed at the lovely sunset at the meandering shimmering Mekong River, the sensation and feeling that I had were very different from what I had when I was strolling along the Avenue of Stars in Victoria Harbor Front at Tsim Tsai Tsui in Hong Kong.or visiting the Market place at the Fisherman Wharves in San Francisco or admiring the skyscrapers in the Merlion Park at Marina Bay in my country.Here in Vientiane, the landscape is different. You find no modern skyscrapers that stressed your eyes. You find no sophisticated turbo-powered maritime vessels moor at the river front or feel the hustle and bustle of the modern city life. Here, the tick of the clock slows down and simplicity and serenity of life set in.This place is crowded but I could find moments of peace, tranquility and serenity in nature. It was `Far from the Madding Crowd'.and away from the anxieties and tensions of the fast paced competitive city life. As I closed my eyes to listen to the rhythm of nature, I saw beauty in this country, in its simplicity, in its closeness to nature and in the rustic charm of the slow meandering Mekong RiverThis is the beauty of Laos.

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Good place for walking or cycling away from trafic.Night market every evening with a lot of cheap offers.

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Ok park just between Mekong River and old town. Nice and shady away from the sun but a bit drab. OK place to chill out from the heat

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I stayed at a guesthouse in Vientiane located very near to this riverside promenade. It was scorching hot in the afternoon when I took a walk around the vicinity of the riverside park. There seem to be nothing extraordinary at the waterfront that caught my attention. However, as evening crept in, I could see crowds gathering at the road and rows of night market stalls set up in brightly lit tents occupying one sector of the road. Joggers, aerobic dance enthusiasts and performance artiste were seen along the promenade and the whole park suddenly transformed from a quiet and lackluster place into a bustling, noisy public entertainment area attracting both the locals and tourists. I joined in the crowd and walked along this end part of the promenade which was barricaded to prevent traffic from entering. A group of youngsters and many `romantic' couples sat at the promenade staircase facing the Mekong River appreciating the riverside view and the crimson beautiful sunset as night gradually set in. At this dry season of the year, the Mekong River was dried and was not at the height of its full beauty. But as the rays of the sunset lingers through the gaps of the tall grasses that grows at the river bank, the view of the Mekong River was awesome and mesmerizing picturesque. As I stood at the promenade and gazed at the lovely sunset at the meandering shimmering Mekong River, the sensation and feeling that I had were very different from what I had when I was strolling along the Avenue of Stars in Victoria Harbor Front at Tsim Tsai Tsui in Hong Kong.or visiting the Market place at the Fisherman Wharves in San Francisco or admiring the skyscrapers in the Merlion Park at Marina Bay in my country. Here in Vientiane, the landscape is different. You find no modern skyscrapers that stressed your eyes. You find no sophisticated turbo-powered maritime vessels moor at the river front or feel the hustle and bustle of the modern city life. Here, the tick of the clock slows down and simplicity and serenity of life set in. This place is crowded but I could find moments of peace, tranquility and serenity in nature. It was `Far from the Madding Crowd'.and away from the anxieties and tensions of the fast paced competitive city life. As I closed my eyes to listen to the rhythm of nature, I saw beauty in this country, in its simplicity, in its closeness to nature and in the rustic charm of the slow meandering Mekong River

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