*Pha That Luang - Great Sacred Reliquary, believed to contain a piece of Buddha's bone
*W@t Si Saket - the oldest temple in Vientiane
*Ho Pha Kaew - used to house the Emerald Buddha that now resides in Bangkok's W@t Phra Kaew
*Patuxai - Viantiane's version of Paris' Arc de Triomphe
*Xieng Khuan - Buddha Park
*Lao National Museum
*W@t Xieng Thong - LP's most magnificent temple, built in 1560
*Phou Si - a hill where several ancient temples are situated, like W@t Pha Phutabhat (built in 1395, believed to be constructed on the site of a buddha footprint), That Chomsi, and W@t Tham Phou Si. very nice sunset views here.
Ho Kham - Royal Palace Museum
*W@t Xieng Muan - look up! ceiling painted with a gold naga
*W@t Long Khun - a favorite retreat of Lao kings
*W@t Tham Xieng Maen
*W@t Chom Phet - nice view of the Mekong river here
*Pak Ou Caves - very popular trip along the Mekong River, the caves contain hundreds of buddha images.
*Tat Kouang Si waterfalls - spectacular, reviews describe it as "Eden-like".