The night passes too quickly as the morning sun sneaks it way through the curtain cracks of our first floor hotel room. It will be a short morning as we will leave Vientiane on a bus at 10am for Vang Vieng.
I rise but not necessarily shine for a quick tour of what is considered the most important temple in Laos.
Although I am sure you can still bargain for tuk tuk fares, it is interesting that this tuk tuk has posted fares sanctioned by the government to popular destinations around the city.
Luckily, I think a tuk tuk gets about 500-600 miles to the gallon.
It is still early enough in the morning that when we arrive at The Golden Temple the area is still relatively vacant and quiet. A walk across a huge open area where pilgrims gather during religious festivals and I can soon see close up some of the other beautiful temples here.
With a limited amount of time I only get to enjoy this temple from the outside. There is a small admission fee if you want to tour inside the temple.
More time should be allowed to enjoy the scene and serenity here on a morning like this.
Enjoying one of them on the back of a tuk tuk and I think can life get any better than this.