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Vientiane Destination Guide

Delve into Vientiane in Laos!

Vientiane in the region of Viangchan with it's 196,731 residents is a city in Laos and is the capital of this country.

Map of the area of Vientiane in Laos

Current time in Vientiane is now 08:39 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Vientiane" with an UTC offset of 7 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Chiang Mai, Hanoi, Wang Saphung, Udon Thani, Ubon Ratchathani or Ban Non Sa-nga. While being here, make sure to check out Si Chiang Mai, Vientiane, Na Son, Ban Xiangda, Ban Vattai Gnai and Ban Pakthang as well. We encountered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

34°C / 94 °F Sky is clear
Morning Temperature 32°C / 90 °F
Evening Temperature 30°C / 86 °F
Night Temperature 27°C / 81 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 80%
Air Pressure 995.5 hPa
Wind Speed with 5 km/h (3 mph) from South-East
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Wednesday, 20th of September 2017
Moderate rain, light breeze, clear sky.
Moderate rain Day: 32°C (90 °F)
Night: 23°C (73 °F)
Thursday, 21st of September 2017
Moderate rain, calm, few clouds.
Moderate rain Day: 30°C (86 °F)
Night: 23°C (73 °F)
Friday, 22nd of September 2017
Moderate rain, scattered clouds.
Moderate rain Day: 30°C (85 °F)
Night: 24°C (76 °F)

Videos

Morning Market - Vientiane Lao Peoples ...

01:43 min ( August 23, 2011 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWa)
Views: 708 - Rating: 5/5

Tripwow.tripadvisor.com - Created at TripWow by TravelPod Attractions (a TripAdvisor company) Morning Market Vientiane Read more at: www.travelpod.com Travel blogs from Morning Market: - "... similar,...

Laos: Vientiane - Chao Anouvong National...

03:02 min ( April 06, 2012 by Nigel Fowler Sutton)
Views: 575 - Rating: 5/5

Here I present a look at Vientiane's old national stadium. Originally dating to the mid 1950's the stadium has retained many of the original features. Although superseded by the National Stadium built...


The World's Most Boring Capital City Dmp...

02:05 min ( December 17, 2010 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu)
Views: 1,025 - Rating: 3/5

Preview of Dmp3380's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor TripWow slideshow creator. Learn more about these video...

Vientiane: Capital city of Laos Danilove...

02:05 min ( November 09, 2010 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu)
Views: 777 - Rating: 0/5

Preview of Danilovescats's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor TripWow slideshow creator. Learn more about these...


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Upcomming Local Events

A brief summary of interesting events comming up in Vientiane during the next days.

23
Oct
2017

ASEAN Power Grid Summit 2017

Beginning: no exact start tme given.
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ASEAN Power Grid Summit 2017

Beginning: 08:30 am (08:30).
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03
Nov
2017

LaneXangAveWomen

Beginning: no exact start tme given.
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Interesting facts about this location

Kingdom of Laos

The Kingdom of Laos was a sovereign state from 1953 until December 1975, when Pathet Lao overthrew the government and created the Lao People's Democratic Republic. Given self-rule in 1949 as part of a federation with the rest of French Indochina, the 1953 Franco-Lao Treaty finally established a sovereign, independent Laos, but did not stipulate who would rule the country.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 17.97, 102.6 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Former countries in Southeast Asia, Former polities of the Cold War, History of Laos, States and territories disestablished in 1975, States and territories established in 1949

Patuxai

Patuxai is a war monument in the centre of Vientiane, Laos, which was built between 1957 and 1968. The Patuxai is dedicated to those who fought in the struggle for independence from France. In romanising the name from the Laotian language, it is variously transliterated as Patuxai, Patuxay, Patousai and Patusai. It is also called Patuxai Arch or the Arc de Triomphe of Vientiane as it resembles the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 17.97, 102.6 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:1960s architecture, Buildings and structures in Vientiane, Death in Laos, Monuments and memorials in Laos, Terminating vistas

Wat Si Saket

Wat Si Saket is a Buddhist wat in Vientiane, Laos. It is situated on Lan Xang Road, on the corner with Setthathirat Road, to the northwest of Haw Phra Kaew, which formerly held the Emerald Buddha.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 17.97, 102.6 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Buddhist temples in Laos, Buildings and structures in Vientiane, Religious organizations established in 1818

Pha That Luang

Pha That Luang is a gold-covered large Buddhist stupa in the centre of Vientiane, Laos. Since its initial establishment suggested to be in the 3rd century, the stupa has undergone several reconstructions until the 1930s due to foreign invasions to the area. It is generally regarded as the most important national monument in Laos and a national symbol.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 17.97, 102.6 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Buddhist temples in Laos, Buildings and structures in Vientiane, National symbols of Laos

National University of Laos

National University of Laos (NUOL) is the leading university in Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Founded in 1996, with departments brought in from other existing colleges, it is the only national university in the country. NUOL accepts top students from Laos with few international students. National University of Laos is cooperating with various international universities, especially from Japan.

More reading: National University of Laos homepage
Located at 17.97, 102.6 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:ASEAN University Network, Educational institutions established in 1996, Forestry education, National universities, Universities in Laos, Vientiane

Quote of the moment

The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.

G. K. Chesterton