situated along the Mekong River near the border with Thailand, Vientiane is the largest city in Laos, and the capital. This unusual city is surrounded by lush, green paddy fields and is still peaceful and quiet. It contains many temples and Buddhist monuments, including Pha That Luang, one of the most famous Buddhist stupas in Laos.
Vientiane is a typically old Indo-Chinese town with a mixture of Asian and French colonial architecture destined to charm you. Not only does the style of the buildings reflect Laos’ historical ties with France, but the freshly baked baguettes are often served next to shops selling Lao noodle soup. This capital city is the centre of culture, commerce and administration in Laos.