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Vientiane is situated on a curve of the Mekong River, which separates the city from neighbouring Thailand. It is the capital and largest city in Laos but unlike other capital cities in Southeast Asia, Vientiane is relatively laid-back with a small town atmosphere. Complementing the relaxed atmosphere is the friendliness of its people, who are generally welcoming towards foreign visitors. More at Guide to Vientiane.

 
 
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Lang Xang Avenue

Vientiane

By rightee

Vientiane does not share same fate with its traffic as other major cities in Southeast Asia such as Bangkok, Jakarta or even Singapore. Traffic jams are rarity and therefore you can easily get around the city.

Street in Vientiane

Vientiane

By goflashpacker

Vientiane is a delightful city offering temples, monuments, colonial architecture, museums, markets, shops and restaurants to explore. Being an uncrowded city, walking here is a pleasure.

Patuxai

Vientiane Arch

By Rolling Okie

The Patuxai (Victory Gate) is a recognisable landmark situated in the centre of the city. This war monument resembles the Arc de Triomphe in Paris that it is also called the Arc de Triomphe of Vientiane

Wat Sisaket

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By damien_farrell

Vientiane is home to several Buddhist temples - some charge a fee and others free. One of the oldest and most well-known standing temples is Wat Sisaket, constructed in 1818

 
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