Sabbai Dee! Welcome to the capital of Laos, Vientiane! is your handy e guide to unraveling the enigmas of this beautiful ‘village’. Chosen as the capital after Laos was established as a French protectorate in the late 19th century, Vientiane, pronounced “Wieng Chan” (“Sandalwood City”), is still the capital of Laos today. Situated on a bend in the Mekong River, Vientiane is the country’s hub for travel to the rest of the country and an important junction for trade.

As far as SE Asian cities go, Vientiane is easily the most laid back and pleasant of then all, with it’s wide
tree lined boulevards and relatively light traffic, it is a lovely place to visit.

Indeed, situated right on the Mekong River, Vientiane also happens to be Asia‘s largest village. It is known as the commercial hub of Laos and all of the region’s trade transpires through it. The Mekong River is the lifeline for the people of Laos in general.

While it is the busiest, most bustling city in Laos, with just 450,000 residents it is the most laidback city in
Asia – almost like an overgrown village!

This particular section tells you all about Travel to Vientiane and introduces you to this beautiful agrarian and historically rich place, which has still managed to retain its authentic Laos essence. The only capital in the world perhaps, with rice and vegetable fields !

In this section you will be taken on an online sojourn, covering the various stunning Tourist Attractions in Vientiane, the vibrant and alluring Entertainment in Vientiane and also be familiar with how to go about Getting to Vientiane.

This particular bustling and busy part of Laos was once under French rule. This explains why Vientiane has so many grand edifices built in traditional French architectural style. Most of these buildings have been refurbished and are now important state offices and commercial banks.

Discover the beauty of Vientiane! The capital and largest city of Laos, Vientiane is a city rich and teeming with cultural artifacts and historical places. A great place to explore the wonders of ancient Buddhist temples, museums and even parks. Excellent choices of restaurants and accommodation awaits you and if that’s not your cup of tea, the beautiful Mekong River is just a ride away.

As you stroll through the streets of Vientiane you can’t escape the appetizing aroma of freshly baked French rolls and bread! Enjoy the same with piping hot noodle soup which is a local favorite, here in Vientiane.

Wander around the compact centre of the city and you will find charming old colonial buildings, mixed in amongst Buddhist temples and Café style restaurants, serving a delightful mix of Asian and European cuisine.

Vientiane Laos is a fascinating place to visit and the gateway to the stunning countryside of the rest of Laos.

Destinations In Laos