Vientiane, the Laotian national capital is a quiet city by Asian standards, despite being the busiest city in the country. Situated on the Mekong river, the city is a blend of French colonial architecture and gilded temples. The city first became a capital in 1560, when it was the capital of the kingdom of Lan Xang.
From the Vientiane Travel Guide
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Well located, right in the center. But: very smalĺ room and bathroom, with no window. Very expensive (20$), considering the size and the kind of room. We moved very quickly to another guesthouse, with a much bigger room with a window for the half of the price. ... more
Very bad value for money. Rooms were basic and clean but it felt more like a prison cell. Mainly disappointed with the city of Vientiane as well. ... more
Service was outstandingly welcoming and helpful, and is only marked down as one of the rooms booked (a double) was given away before our arrival, and replaced with a twin room. It was extremely nice to be greeted with a complimentary fruit drink/shake and fruit upon arrival. Nothing was too much trouble, and we would stay again. ... more
I'll be in Vientiane this thursday! anyone else going to be there? Thinking of heading to Luang Pradang over the weekend anyone else going to be around then? James ...
Bangkok to Vientiane
Hi there, I am looking at getting a return flight from Bangkok to Vientiane and wondered if anyone has suggestions of airlines? Have tried bangkokair but it comes up at about 300 Oz dollars! Seems ...
Hi all, to anyone that has spent time in Laos and Vietnam on a shoestring.... How much can one expect to spend per day in Vientiane and Hanoi? Also, any comments/anecdotes/warnings on the Vientiane-Hanoi bus journey would be appreciated! And... does anyone know if it is possible to get the bus ...
Buddha-ah en oh
H: Voor ik het vergeet, in Vientiane zijn we nog naar het Buddha-beeldenpark Xiang Khouan geweest (dezelfde monnik heeft z'n werk later moeten voortzetten in Nong Khai , aan de andere zijde van ...
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