Vientiane

What You Need to Know Before You Go

Vientiane, located on the north-eastern bank of the Mekong, serves as the capital of Laos. It has a relaxing atmosphere you won’t find in many capitals across the world – many travelers enjoy a relaxing riverside break with a cold beer and sunset views over the Mekong.

Vientiane also has a diverse range of hotels, restaurants, and cafes, some of which occupying French-style villas dating back to colonial times. The city has plenty of Buddhist temples that serve the local community – you’ll see devotees offering gifts and getting blessed by monks year-round. If you’re traveling to the Lao capital for the first time, check out this guide on everything you need to know about Vientiane. 

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