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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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
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 ...
The City of Sandalwood... and Gold!
in Vientiane. Built in the Thai style with five roofs overlapping one another, it was probably this design that saved it from destruction when Siam attacked and razed Vientiane in 1828. Unfortunately (as has become ...
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