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Vientiane, Capital of Laos, PDR

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Vientiane, Capital of Laos, PDR

The Lao capital of Vientiane sits on the northern bank of the Mekong River facing across to the even sleepier Thai town of Sri Chiang Mai. Vientiane is a delightfully friendly city studded with crumbling French mansions, bougainvillea­-blooming streets and steaming noodle stalls, is somewhere between a big town and a diminutive city.

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Lao language:ວຽງຈັນ
Dial codes (Tel):+856 21
Time zone:(UTC+07:00)
Prefecture:Vientiane Prefecture
Region:Northwestern Laos

Its conveniently compact travelers’ enclave is based around Nam Phu, the Mekong riverside and Setthariat and Samsenthai streets.

Full of things to see, from Buddha Park to the Morning market and an impossibly rich selection of international cuisine – most pointedly French – visitors will find themselves slowly won over by the easy charms of this evolving backwater.

For many visitors, Vientiane provides the first taste of Lao food, culture and hospitality, and it does not disappoint on any count. Vientiane is probably one of the smallest capital cities in the world, so getting around is quick and easy.

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Tourist attractions, places of interest in Vientiane, Laos, Things to Do in Vientiane, Places to visit, history, culture, nature

Main Attrcations in Vientiane

Pha That Luang Great Sacred Stupa Vientiane, Capital of Laos, PDR

Pha That Luang Great Sacred Stupa

The Great Stupa the national symbol of Laos, most important Buddhist monument, 44 meters gold-covered large stupa, built by the Emperor Setthathirat in the 16th century … Pha That Luang Great Sacred Stupa

Address: Nongbone Road, Vientiane, Laos

Patuxai Victory Monument, Gate of Triumph, Vientiane

Patuxai Victory Monument, Gate of Triumph

The Arch or Gate of Triumph, Victory Gate of Vientiane, a war monument in the centre of Vientiane, located at the end of Lan Xang Avenue … Patuxai Victory Monument

Address: Ave Lane Xang, Vientiane, Laos

Haw Phra Kaew Temple Emerald Buddha Hall Vientiane, Capital of Laos, PDR

Haw Phra Kaew Temple Emerald Buddha Hall

The Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Vientiane is considered one of the most beautiful and one of the oldest temples of the capital of Laos … Haw Phra Kaew Temple Emerald Buddha Hall

Address: Rue Setthathilath, Vientiane, Laos

Wat Si Saket Buddhist Temple Vientiane, Capital of Laos, PDR

Wat Si Saket Buddhist Temple

The oldest and most important temple in Vientiane, with an collection of 2000 Buddha statues it is a popular attraction in the capital of Laos … Wat Si Saket Buddhist Temple

Address: Ave Lane Xang and Rue Setthathilath, Vientiane, Laos

That Dam (Black Stupa) Vientiane, Capital of Laos, PDR

That Dam (Black Stupa)

Vientiane's historical landmarks one of the few ancient stupas contains relics of Buddha, located in the heart of Vientiane not far from the morning market Talat Sao … That Dam (Black Stupa)

Address: Rue Bartholonie and Rue Chanthakhoumane, Vientiane, Laos

Golden Reclining Buddha

Golden Reclining Buddha

Golden Reclining Buddha

Address: Nongbone Road, Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane Laos in 4K, Breathtakingly Beautiful

Museums in Vientiane

Lao National History Museum Vientiane, Capital of Laos, PDR

Lao National History Museum

Houses enough relics of Lao histor, culture, paleontology, archaeology and ethnology, the most important museums in the country … Lao National History Museum

Address: Rue Samsenthai, Vientiane, Laos

Lao Peoples Army History Museum in Vientiane, Capital of Laos, PDR

Lao Peoples Army History Museum

Established in 1976 located on Kaysone Phomvihane Road near the Ministry of Defense, most important museums … Lao Peoples Army History Museum

Address: Avenue Kaysone Phomvihane, Vientiane, Laos

Police Museum, Vientiane

Police Museum

Located in Rue Nongbone close to Lao People's Army History Museum … Police Museum

Address: Rue Nongbone, Vientiane, Laos

Bibliotheque Nationale or National Library, Vientiane

Bibliotheque Nationale or National Library

Located in Rue Setthathilath in an old building a short walk from Sisaket Temple, it was established in 1956 … Bibliotheque Nationale National Library

Address: Rue Setthathilath, Vientiane, Laos

Pagodas and Temples in Vientiane

Wat Inpeng Pagoda, a historical landmark of art and culture Vientiane, Capital of Laos, PDR

Wat Inpeng Pagoda, a historical landmark of art and culture

Art and culture of Vientiane, Wat Inpeng Temple and Inpeng Pagoda it is a historical landmark … Wat Inpeng Pagoda, a historical landmark of art and culture

Address: Rue Setthathilath, Vientiane, Laos

Wat Haysoke Temple Vientiane, Capital of Laos, PDR

Wat Haysoke Temple

Located in the heart of the city, a Buddhist temple in Setthathirat Road … Wat Haysoke Temple

Address: Hom 2, Vientiane, Laos

Wat Ong Teu Mahawihan  Temple Vientiane, Capital of Laos, PDR

Wat Ong Teu Mahawihan, Temple of the Heavy Buddha

Also known as Temple of the Heavy Buddha was built in the early 16th century, along Setthatirat Rd … Wat Ong Teu Mahawihan, Heavy Buddha

Address: Rue Samsenthai, Vientiane, Laos

The Fude Miao Chinese Temple, Vientiane

The Fude Miao Chinese Temple

Located in Chao Anouvong Park in Quai Fa Ngum street, a chinese style small temple … The Fude Miao Chinese Temple

Address: Quai Fa Ngum, Vientiane, Laos

Wat Dong Palane Temple Vientiane, Capital of Laos, PDR

Wat Dong Palane Temple

Wat Dong Palane Temple

Wat Xieng Nyeun Temple Vientiane, Capital of Laos, PDR

Wat Xieng Nyeun

Wat Xieng Nyeun

Markets in Vientiane

Night Market Along Mekong Riverfront in Vientiane, Capital of Laos, PDR

Night Market Along Mekong Riverfront

The open-air night market in Vientiane begins around sunset, every evening along the banks of Mekong River … Night Market Along Mekong Riverfront

Address: Quai Fa Ngum, Vientiane, Laos

Talat Sao Morning Market in Vientiane, Capital of Laos, PDR

Talat Sao Morning Market

Located on Lane Xang Avenue it's an air-conditioned shopping mall … Talat Sao Morning Market

Address: Ave Lane Xang, Vientiane, Laos

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Streets in Vientiane

Lane Xang Avenue Vientiane, Capital of Laos, PDR

Lane Xang Avenue

The Lane Xang Avenue is the main road from Patuxai to the Palace, Talat Sao Morning Market and Shopping Mall located in this road … Lane Xang Avenue

Address: Ave Lane Xang, Vientiane, Laos

Monuments in Vientiane

Chao Anouvong Statue Vientiane, Capital of Laos, PDR

Chao Anouvong Statue Vientiane, Capital of Laos, PDR

In Chao Anouvong Park stands the majestic statue of King Anouvong (1767-1829), a beautiful park in the Mekong riverside … Chao Anouvong Statue

Address: Chao Anouvong Park, Vientiane, Laos

Lao National Culture Hall Vientiane, Capital of Laos, PDR

Lao National Culture Hall

Located in Rue Nokeokoummane opposite the Lao National Museum, one of the newest buildings in Vientiane … Lao National Culture Hall

Address: Rue Nokeokoummane, Vientiane, Laos

Parks in Vientiane

Patuxay Park Vientiane, Capital of Laos, PDR

Patuxay Park

Patuxai is a great landmark in Vientiane, a small park surrounding this monument with a fountain, called also Victory Gate … Patuxay Park

Address: Ave Lane Xang, Vientiane, Laos

Chao Anouvong Park

Chao Anouvong Park

The main riverfront park of the city, with night market, a place for relax and see the view of the river of Mekong … Chao Anouvong Park

Address: Chao Anouvong Park, Vientiane, Laos

Palaces in Vientiane

The Presidential Palace in Vientiane, Capital of Laos, PDR

The Presidential Palace

It is the official residence of the President of Laos, located very close to Wat Sisaket on the end of Lane Xang Avenue … The Presidential Palace

Places Outside Vientiane to Visit Before You Leave

Buddha Park (Xieng Khuan), Sculpture Park, Vientiane

Buddha Park (Xieng Khuan), Sculpture Park

A famous sculpture garden and park, formerly called Buddha Park Xieng Khuan, a few kilometers outside of Vientiane on the Mekong River … Buddha Park (Xieng Khuan), Sculpture Park

Address: Thanon Tha Deua, Vientiane, Laos

Weather in Vientiane

Weather in Vientiane, Laos

Weather in Vientiane

Humidity, Wind, Visibility, Pressure, Weather this week, Current Weather, Maximum Temperature … Check the Weather in Vientiane