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Vientiane Destination Guide

Delve into Vientiane in Laos

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

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Current time in Vientiane is now 08:11 PM (Thursday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Vientiane " with a 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, and Ubon Ratchathani. While being here, make sure to check out Chiang Mai . We encountered some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you curious about the possible sightsseing spots and facts in Vientiane ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Videos

Vientiane Mekong River

11:12 min by Ben Grummels
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Hotel accommodation near Mekong River Vientiane Laos Indochina. Travel to Vientiane via the Thai Lao Friendship Bridge from Nong Khai across the low flow Mekong River. Tourist mini bus sight seeing to ..

Laos: Overnight trains, Vientiane & Vang Vieng Joeandlaura's photos around Vientiane (vacation)

2:38 min by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu
Views: 1645 Rating: 5.00

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The World's Most Boring Capital City Dmp3380's photos around Vientiane, Lao Peoples Dem Rep

2:05 min by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu
Views: 1025 Rating: 3.00

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Vientiane: Capital city of Laos Danilovescats's photos around Vientiane, Lao Peoples Dem Rep

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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 17.97 102.60 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km 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

Wat Ong Teu Mahawihan

Wat Ong Teu Mahawihan (Temple of the Heavy Buddha) is one of many Buddhist Monasteries that are present in the city of Vientiane in Laos. This name is given to the temple due to the large, bronze Phra Ong Teu Buddha image that is present within the temple: the largest Buddha in Vientiane.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 17.97 102.60 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: Articles created via the Article Wizard, Buddhist temples in Laos, Religion in Laos

Lao National Museum

The Lao National Museum is located in Vientiane, Laos. It was founded as the national museum highlighting the revolution of the 1970s and is located in a French colonial building. In 2007, the United States donated a grant to help develop the museum. This museum, which was originally built in 1925 as the French governor’s residence, presents the history of Laos, highlighting the Laotian people’s struggle to free the country from foreign occupiers and imperialist forces.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 17.97 102.61 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Buildings and structures in Vientiane, Houses completed in 1925, Museums in Laos

That Dam

That Dam (Lao for Black Stupa) is a large stupa located in Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Many Laotians believe it is inhabited by a seven-headed nāga who tried to protect them from an invasion by the Siamese army in 1827.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 17.97 102.61 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Buildings and structures in Vientiane, Stupas

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 17.96 102.61 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Buddhist temples in Laos, Buildings and structures in Vientiane, Religious organizations established in 1818

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temperature and rainfall during the year in Vientiane