Witness the spellbinding sunset during a leisurely Mekong Kingdoms (Chao Fa Ngum Road, Hua Xieng Village) cruise down the magnificent waterways of the Mekong River. After, make your way to Sisavangvong Road and satiate your appetite for Laotian bites a la sticky rice, barbecued chicken on skewers and soupy bowls of khao piak sen noodles at Food Street (alley behind Tourist information Centre along Sisavangvong Road).
Once you’re all fuelled up, put your bargaining skills to the test at the neighbouring Night Market (along Sisavangvong Road), complete with all the usual suspects – trousers, pouches and totes adorned in elephant prints – as well as beer tees, magnets and bookmarks. You can also find traditional Lao crafts, screen-printed art, hand-woven items and antiques.
If you're feeling a sit-down dinner, after a day of exploring, treat yourself to a fine-dining experience at L’elephant Restaurant
. Savour the flavours of France and Laos by digging into mok pa for
(mashed fish and coconut steamed in banana leaf) or kroua prak lot meet
(sauteed vegetables and mushrooms) and a selection of local and imported wines.