"Laos Laid-back Capital"

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Interest Measure for Vientiane

Ideal time to stay:  2 - 4 days

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Height(Altitude) of Vientiane from sea level:  593 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  17.9605903°N, 102.5357249°E
Ecosystem:  Plain , Lake  

Food, Culture and Language at Vientiane

Food Availability:  Indian, Italian, Chinese 
Regional Language:  Lao
Currency:  ₭ - Lao Kip (LAK)

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Why travel Vientiane?

Vientiane is a mix of French colonial architecture with Buddhist temples such as the golden, 16th-century Pha That Luang, a national symbol. Along with broad boulevards and tree-lined streets are notable shrines including Wat Si Saket, which features thousands of Buddha images, and Wat Si Muang, built on a Hindu shrine.

Many bakeries, cafes, and villas seem straight out of 19th-century Paris. When in Vientiane slow down yourself and do as the Laos do.
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3 Places to visit and Things to do in Vientiane

Patuxai at Vientiane


Patuxai meaning Victory Gate or Gate of Triumph, formerly the Anousavary Monument, known by the French as Monument Aux Morts, is a war monument in the centre of Vientiane, Laos. The Patuxai is dedicated to those who fought in the struggle for independence from France. You can climb to the top to enjoy the panoramic view of the charming, old-fashioned city of Vientiane with its many trees, low-rise buildings and temples, and all the way across the Mekong River to Thailand.
Expenses - ₭5000
Time needed - 3 hours
Pha That Luang, Vientiane at Vientiane

Pha That Luang, Vientiane

Pha That Luang is a gold-covered large Buddhist stupa in the centre of Vientiane, Laos; a symbol of Buddhist religion and Lao sovereignty. Legend has it that Ashokan missionaries from India erected a tâht (stupa) here to enclose a piece of Buddha's breastbone as early as the 3rd century BC.
Expenses - ₭5000
Time needed - 3 hours
Golden Reclining Buddha Laos at Vientiane

Golden Reclining Buddha Laos

Monks visit and relax at the Golden Reclining Buddha adjacent to Phat That Luang in Vientiane, Laos. Do travel there to relax. Its a must watch.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1 hours

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Content of this page was last updated at Oct 21, 2016