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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: Visitor Centers
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Wat Si Saket
Wat Si Saket
This temple contains 6,840 Buddha images of gold, silver and bronze.
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites
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Buddha Park
Buddha Park
This sculpture park is a collection of hundreds if Buddhist and Hindu statues scattered around a meadow.
Attraction type: Monuments & Statues; Parks
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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: Sacred & Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Patuxai
Patuxai
The "Victory Gate" of the city was built in 1962 out of U.S.-purchased cement that was intended for a new airport.
Attraction type: Monuments & Statues; Observation Decks & Towers; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Tyson Kitchen
Tyson Kitchen
Ranked #1 of 400 Restaurants in Vientiane
Price: $2 - $10
Cuisines: Italian, American, Pizza, European, Canadian
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
PDR - Pizza da Roby
PDR - Pizza da Roby
Ranked #2 of 400 Restaurants in Vientiane
Price: $2 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Makphet
Makphet
Ranked #3 of 400 Restaurants in Vientiane
Cuisines: Asian
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Namaste India
Namaste India
Ranked #4 of 400 Restaurants in Vientiane
Price: $1 - $5
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Rays Grille Laos
Rays Grille Laos
Ranked #5 of 400 Restaurants in Vientiane
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Bar
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Dream Home Hostel 1
2.0 of 5
Dream Home Hostel 1
$12 - $53
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Hive Hostel
Hive Hostel
$10 - $22
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PVO Hostel
PVO Hostel
$13 - $25
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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 #4 of 197 Vientiane B&B and Inns
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Vientiane Star Hotel
3.0 of 5
Vientiane Star Hotel
$17 - $26
Ranked #6 of 197 Vientiane B&B and Inns
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Dream Home Hostel 2
Dream Home Hostel 2
$17 - $26
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

S Park Design Hotel
4.0 of 5
S Park Design Hotel
$44 - $59
Ranked #1 of 93 Hotels in Vientiane
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Salana Boutique Hotel
4.0 of 5
Salana Boutique Hotel
$107 - $150
Ranked #2 of 93 Hotels in Vientiane
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Dhavara Hotel
4.0 of 5
Dhavara Hotel
$114 - $175
Ranked #4 of 93 Hotels in Vientiane
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