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Interesting Facts About Vientiane, Laos

To Wander is to be Alive!!
Priyanka Wadhwani Jul 15, 2021
More like a small village, Vientiane (Viangchan) is the largest & capital city of Laos. Situated on the banks of River Mekong, this city has a lot to offer for tourists.
From monuments to temples, from parks to river side promenades, from vibrant colours to astonishing carvings.. the city is a perfect place to spend some days at.
Think of this wonderful city, when in Laos as one of your best staying spots. But before that, go through the quirky facts about Vientiane that you might not know.
#1. Get ready to be welcomed by a bunch of genial and fervid locals. The city accepts you wholeheartedly!!!
#2. They are as fit as the city is for tourism. Mind your calories when in town!!

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#3. They enjoy every bit of their lives.
#4. Dancing is their passion. They love to move their bodies.
#5. They love football too. Football is their game.

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#6. Animals are in abundance here. Vientiane care for the well being of animals.

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#7. The ‘City of Sandalwood’ (Vientiane) is affectionate for elephants.
#8. Vientiane has a soothing Buddha Park with around 200 Buddhist and menacing religious images.
#9. The most significant national monument for Laos is found in Vientiane: an iconic Buddist temple called That Luang. It has a pyramid whose top is covered with a 1000 pounds gold leaf.
#10. They cover their temples with gold carvings. Isn’t it a sight to watch!!
#11. The city has indeed colorful and picturesque monuments.
#12. ‘Patuxai’ is a victory monument in the city to enshrine for those who fought in the struggle for independence from France.
#13. They have beautiful houses built on stilts.
#14. Your children will love playing in their beautifully built playgrounds.
#15. Evenings in Vientiane is a perfect idea!!
#16. There’s a lot more than just temples in the city.
#17. The flora here includes pretty exotic flowers.
#18. You may find a lot of vendors in the coastal market of the city which is not very expensive.
#19. When hunger calls, be ready for some piping hot, delicious delicacies served all over the city.
20. You just can’t skip sipping the beer from local brewer, named ‘Beet Lao’
#21. Vientiane has spectacularly cleaner roads than any other city in Laos.
22. Treat yourself at a relaxing spa after a day full of activities and fun.
23. The city sleeps early and begins early in the morning. There’s not much to count on the nightlife part.
Find peace, calm and tranquility in this wonderful city of Laos.