LAOS - Vientiane - Patuxai at night

Vientiane is scattered with crumbling French mansions, tree-lined boulevards and ancient temples. Its relatively small size belies its status as Laos’ capital; this sleepy place enchants visitors with its unhurried, friendly air.

Vientiane’s sights include Laos’ National Museum and Xieng Khuan Buddha Park. The morning market affords the chance to buy handicrafts including wall hangings, ornaments, bags and jewellery.

Dining in Vientiane may be done at a steaming street-side noodle stall or on rich French cuisine in an old colonial setting. You can enjoy a Lao beer overlooking the Mekong or spicy papaya salad in a traditional cafe.


Vientiane: Suggested Activities