Vientiane Vacations

Vientiane, the capital of Laos , is the antithesis of a bustling capital like London. In fact, it feels more like a welcoming village, nestled in a bend of the Mekong River, Vientiane is dotted with temples and quirky, accessible attractions like the Buddha Park featuring surreal statues of the …

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Things to see and do in Vientiane

taylorandayumi | FlickrPatuxai
Anton Turner | Trip by SkyscannerPha That Luang
Pha That Luang
thomaswanhoff | FlickrBuddha Park
Buddha Park
Zaid A. | Trip by SkyscannerCOPE Visitor Centre
COPE Visitor Centre
neajjean | FlickrWat Sisaket
Wat Sisaket
Eva Clifford | Trip by SkyscannerNight Market
Night Market
Satish Talim | Trip by SkyscannerChao Anouvong Park
Chao Anouvong Park
Konto Sainam | Trip by SkyscannerHo Phra Keo
Ho Phra Keo
Pippa Vague | Trip by SkyscannerCarol Cassidy Lao Textiles
Carol Cassidy Lao Textiles

Reviews of Vientiane

Simon Stewart
Simon StewartBangkok, Thailand

Vientiane has it all, laid back folks, cheap eats and a stunning sunset. Glorious.

Pippa Vague
Pippa VagueWellington, New Zealand

Too many travellers write Vientiane off as boring and leave it as soon as they can, often after just a few hours. Admittedly it doesn't have the beauty of Vang Vieng or charm of Luang Prabang but if you scratch beneath the surface you'll find its an interesting place. Visit Wat Sisaket and That Luang, wander the markets at sunset along the waterfront, and try some local delicacies at the night markets along Khouvieng Road.

Matthias Hagemann
Matthias HagemannStuttgart, Germany

"quied" nice capitol, friendly people, nice restaurants along the river, not very much to see but good athmosphere

Georgina Iraheta
Georgina IrahetaAthens, Greece

Vientiane is such a relaxed place. I arrived on Thursday a little bit after noon and the city seemed so dormant, it was hard to believe it was a workday. As the night fell near the river the city starts to come alive with the night market, the locals exercising by the river, the street bbqs, it is just suddenly full of smells, sounds and vibrant colors. Laos is really inexpensive and the food is delicious as it is all over SE Asia. If you spend a few days in Vientiane you won't be disappointed.

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