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Crowne Plaza VientianeRs3,853
Located in the heart of Vientiane, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lao National Museum, Wat Si Saket and That Dam. Talat Sao and Wat Si Muang are ...
Salana Boutique HotelRs4,777
S Park Design HotelRs2,189
Azalea Parkview HotelRs2,275
Le Thatluang d'oR Boutique HotelRs4,550
Situated in Vientiane, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Lao National Museum and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Patuxay. Laos National Stadium and Ban Anou Night Market ...
Aaron Vientiane HotelRs3,327
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The capital city of Laos sits along the Mekong River just north of Thailand. It is a city with a relaxing atmosphere as it is much quieter than most other major cities in Southeast Asia, which only adds to its charm. Vientiane has recently seen an influx of tourists as well as the construction of numerous accommodation options to suit all budgets.Don’t Miss
Vientiane is often used as a transit point though it is worth spending two or three days walking along the riverside and taking in the sights.
There are a number of lovely Buddhist temples in Vientiane, with the most visited being Wat Si Muang that was built in 1563. Wat Si Saket was built in 1818 in the Siamese style and features a cloister wall that has over 2,000 silver and ceramic Buddha images. Pha That Luang is a large stupa that sits in the centre of the city and is known to be the most important monument in the country.
The Lao National Museum is located in a French colonial building and depicts the life of the Laotian people and their struggle for independence. Another fine example of French colonial Laos is Patuxai, or Victory Gate, which resembles the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, though it is built in Laotian design.
Around 28kms outside of the city is Buddha Park, a sculpture park that is filled with over 200 Buddhist and Hindu statues. It is also worth taking a day trip to Phou Khao Khouay National Protected Area to see the stunning Tad Xay and Pha Xay waterfalls.Restaurants and Bars
Vientiane has plenty of places to eat and a great selection of cuisine. Ban Anou Night Market is the best place to get cheap Lao street food like noodle soup, grilled meat and sticky rice. There are also some great budget Indian, Lao, French and Italian restaurants along the river, while the best restaurants in the city are found inside lavish hotels like the Settha Palace Hotel. No one should go without having a Beer Lao at a bar along the river, though those looking for a bit more class will find a number of cocktail lounges around the city.Shopping
The Talat Sao (morning market) is the best place to get cheap crafts, jewellery, silk and electronics. Attached to it is the three level Talat Sao Mall, which is a predominantly Thai market that sells clothing and souvenirs. There are also specialty shops around the city that sell handicrafts like hand-woven fabrics, silk and cotton weavings, and other silk products.
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