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Vientiane

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.

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Vientiane Photos

Vientiane Sunset (2)
One of the thousands of beautiful Buddha images in Wat Sisaket
Xieng Khuan Buddha Park
Wat Si Saket
Offerings to the gods

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iHouse Residence

iHouse Residence

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

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Funky Monkey Hostel

Funky Monkey Hostel

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

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Vientiane Discussions

  • Vientiane to Bangkok
    Hey all, In just over a month i'll be starting my 40 day South-East Asia trip! Just thought i'd do some final researching about how to get from place to place. My question is: How do i go about catching the overnight train from Vientiane to Bangkok? Do i catch a tuk-tuk to the border, do all ...

  • Bangkok to Vientiane
    /taxi journey to Vientiane itself, which is a few km past the border. ...

  • Vientiane to Hanoi
    Hi everyone I wanted to know if it is still really bad traveling from Vientiane to Hanoi? From what i've researched the bus trip is pretty much a nightmare? is this still true? I have a 12 year old with me and i dont envy being on hairpin corners with my kid sick all the way i looked into flying but i ...

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