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Vientiane
Vientiane is the capital and largest city in Laos. Located on the banks of the Mekong River, Vientiane is a city steeped in legend and history. The city is the home of the massive gilded stupa, Pha That Luang, a national symbol of Laos. The streets are lined with trees, French colonial buildings, street markets, Buddhist temples, and noodle shops. Just outside the city is Buddha Park, a garden littered with over 200 cement sculptures depicting the gods and monsters of Buddhist and Hindu myth.

All things to do » Things to do

COPE Visitor Centre
COPE Visitor Centre
Attraction type: Other
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Wat Si Saket
Wat Si Saket
This temple contains 6,840 Buddha images of gold, silver and bronze.
Attraction type: Religious Sites
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Ho Pra Keo
Ho Pra Keo
Attraction type: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings
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Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)
A 24-carat, 45-meter high Buddhist shrine.
Attraction type: Religious Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Houey Hong Vocational Training Centre for Women
Houey Hong Vocational Training Centre for Women
Attraction type: Educational Sites

All places to eat » Places to eat

Ray's Grille Burgers & Mexican
Ray's Grille Burgers & Mexican
Ranked #1 of 228 restaurants in Vientiane
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
YuLaLa
YuLaLa
Ranked #2 of 228 restaurants in Vientiane
Dining options: Reservations
Kungs Cafe
Kungs Cafe
Ranked #3 of 228 restaurants in Vientiane
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Naked Espresso
Naked Espresso
Ranked #4 of 228 restaurants in Vientiane
Cuisines: Australian
Makphet Restaurant
Makphet Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 228 restaurants in Vientiane
Price: $5 - $10
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Dreamtime Eco-Retreat
Dreamtime Eco-Retreat
$6 - $7
Ranked #4 of 167 Vientiane B&B and Inns
Sihome Backpackers Hostel
Sihome Backpackers Hostel
$10 - $37
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Vientiane Star Hotel
Vientiane Star Hotel
$10 - $24
Ranked #8 of 167 Vientiane B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Auberge Sala Inpeng (Mekong Riverside Inn)
Auberge Sala Inpeng (Mekong Riverside Inn)
$25 - $40
Ranked #2 of 167 Vientiane B&B and Inns
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Benacam Guesthouse
Benacam Guesthouse
$22 - $36
Ranked #11 of 167 Vientiane B&B and Inns
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Rivertime Resort and Ecolodge
Rivertime Resort and Ecolodge
$11 - $20
Ranked #17 of 167 Vientiane B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Dhavara Hotel
4.0 of 5
Dhavara Hotel
$131 - $198
Ranked #3 of 80 hotels in Vientiane
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Settha Palace Hotel
4.5 of 5
Settha Palace Hotel
$204 - $267
Ranked #6 of 80 hotels in Vientiane
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Rashmi's Plaza Hotel
4.0 of 5 Rashmi's Plaza Hotel
$73 - $232
Ranked #17 of 80 hotels in Vientiane
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