Vientiane - Post Report Question and Answers

What kinds of gyms or other sports/workout facilities are available? Are they expensive?

There is only one "real" gym here, Sengdara, which has two facilities. Most expats and high class Lao go there. Tennis and golf are popular sports too, so there are plenty of opportunities for that. Cycling is picking up too although riding here can be a gamble on your life given the driving and road conditions. Prices are cheaper than the States, but compared to the average Lao income, they would be out of reach for locals. - Mar 2023

There are a handful of gyms which are not too expensive. Free zumba classes near the river are offered every evening. - Jun 2020

There are gyms and a variety of sports available (volleyball, rugby, soccer, basketball, tennis, etc). There's even Lao baseball. If you look hard enough, I think you'll find it. Not too expensive as a general rule. - Oct 2018

There is a gym at Sengdara that many expats used. There was also a gym called BeBe (?) that opened. We used the Embassy gym, so I am not sure how much it costs. I think it was around US$300 for a year at Sengdara when we arrived. - Jan 2014

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