Top Attractions in Vientiane Capital

  Temples & Stupas Vat Sisaket, constructed by King Anouvong in 1818, is located on Lane Xang Avenue near the Presidential Palace, and is the only temple in the “Old City” that survived the Siamese invasion in 1828. The temple’s main hall presents shelves displaying 6,840 Buddha images and a library with Buddhist manuscripts dating … Read more

Things to Do in Vientiane Capital

  Along Lane Xang & Talat Sao Scour Lane Xang Concourse from temples and markets near the Presidential Palace to Patuxay monument and the revered That Luang Stupa. Lang Xang’s tree-lined avenue presents French colonial architecture, with the Presidential Palace standing at is head and Rue Setthathirath passing its front gate. Though closed to the … Read more

Vientiane Capital Accommodation

  The capital sits at a cultural, tourism, and business crossroads, and the city’s accommodation reflects this mix. Sip on your morning coffee on a patio overlooking a garden courtyard in town. Enjoy the Mekong sunset with a drink on your high-rise hotel balcony. Room rates for the 400-plus establishments can place you in a … Read more

Vientiane Capital’s History

  In 1357 King Fa Ngum held a celebration for the unification of all Lao territories, which enhanced his power throughout the Lane Xang Kingdom and neighbouring kingdoms. It was administered from the Pakpasak area in present day Vientiane. In 1560, King Saysettha moved the Lane Xang Kingdom’s capital from Luang Prabang to Vientiane, naming … Read more