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“Area still under construction in 2013 but a lot completed.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mekong Riverside Park

Mekong Riverside Park
By the Mekong River, Vientiane, Laos
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Ranked #9 of 28 Attractions in Vientiane
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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“Area still under construction in 2013 but a lot completed.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Great place to walk at any time of the day or evening. In the evening it is alongside the night market and makes a wonderful extension for a walk. You will see groups of locals being led in exercises. Very well used by the locals. At the opposite end from the market locals set up small eateries in the evening. A great place to watch the sun setting and keeping cool on a warm evening.

Visited December 2013
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“Top of our list of things to do in Vientiane”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Hit the Riverside area at 5pm and witness amazing sunsets, people dancing, kite flying and just enjoying the ambience of the setting beside the river. The night markets are just setting up. Walk down to your right and come across some great restaurants which serve very good cheap food.

Visited January 2014
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“Great playground”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

My daughter loved playing at this playground with lots of local kids. Right next to the night market.

Visited December 2013
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“Great local charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The river side promenade & park is a lovely place to walk at any time of the day but towards sunset (at 5.30 in winter) it comes vibrantly alive with masses of people walking or jogging, acrobats, a woman selling hula hoops by demonstrating with them, a man trying to get lift off with a para glider by running along the pavement, 2 classes of aerobics & much much more! Lots of people just sit on the steps overlooking the river with a beer & soak in the buzz. Such a wonderful atmosphere & mainly local people with a smattering of tourists taking pictures. When you've had enough of that you can browse through the night market, which is not very interesting, mainly cheap clothes.

Visited December 2013
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“The spot for sunset”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

There are few things in Vientiane better than going down the Mekong Riverside Park for sunset. It is also really fun to see all of the Vientiane residents out in the evenings relaxing and strolling along the river. I believe this park (and the fact that locals regularly use this park to relax) is one of the factors that make Vientiane the nicest capitol city in Southeast Asia. Once the sun goes down and it starts to get dark, the market in the park will be in full swing and it's always fun to browse a market!

Visited December 2013
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