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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

Naked Espresso
Naked Espresso
Ranked #1 of 229 Restaurants in Vientiane
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Ray's Grille Burgers & Mexican
Ray's Grille Burgers & Mexican
Ranked #2 of 229 Restaurants in Vientiane
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
YuLaLa
YuLaLa
Ranked #3 of 229 Restaurants in Vientiane
Dining options: Reservations
Pimenton
Pimenton
Ranked #4 of 229 Restaurants in Vientiane
Cuisines: Spanish, Steakhouse, Tapas
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Ban Gai House of Chicken y Tex Mex Cantina
Ban Gai House of Chicken y Tex Mex Cantina
Ranked #5 of 229 Restaurants in Vientiane
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Café
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Dreamtime Eco-Retreat
Dreamtime Eco-Retreat
$6 - $7
Ranked #4 of 168 Vientiane B&B and Inns
Sihome Backpackers Hostel
Sihome Backpackers Hostel
$10 - $33
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Rivertime Resort and Ecolodge
Rivertime Resort and Ecolodge
$10 - $20
Ranked #15 of 168 Vientiane B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Vientiane Star Hotel
Vientiane Star Hotel
$16 - $24
Ranked #8 of 168 Vientiane B&B and Inns
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Benacam Guesthouse
Benacam Guesthouse
$20 - $27
Ranked #12 of 168 Vientiane B&B and Inns
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Douang Chan Plaza Hotel
Douang Chan Plaza Hotel
$20 - $38
Ranked #21 of 80 Hotels in Vientiane
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Dhavara Hotel
4.0 of 5
Dhavara Hotel
$129 - $265
Ranked #3 of 80 Hotels in Vientiane
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Settha Palace Hotel
4.5 of 5
Settha Palace Hotel
$205 - $267
Ranked #6 of 80 Hotels in Vientiane
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Rashmi's Plaza Hotel
4.0 of 5 Rashmi's Plaza Hotel
$78 - $232
Ranked #17 of 80 Hotels in Vientiane
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