VIENTIANE CAPITAL OVERVIEW


  Located: on a curve of the Mekong River (Central Provinces)
  Total area: 3,920 square kilometers
  Population: 768,743 (Statistical Yearbook 2012)
  09 Districts: Chanthabouly, Sikhottabong, Xaysettha, Sisattanak, Naxaithong, Xaythany, Hadxaifong, Sangthong & Pak Ngum
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 Vientiane is the largest city in the country and is the capital of Laos. It is situated on the bank of Mekong River. Now, it is the main center of Political, administrative, economic, cultural and social seat of Laos.
That Luang Stupa is the most  impressive and biggest stupa in Laos. The stupa was built by King Setthathirath in 1566 over a small stupa of central stone structure over 30 metres high. And the structure was rebuilt again after the Siamese razed it during the Siamese-Lao war of 1828. It was the house of the Emerald Buddha until it was taken to Bangkok following a skirmish with the Lao in 1778. That Luang is open to the public daily from 08.00-11.30 AM and 14.00-16.30 PM. 




Wat Sisaket,is opposite the Gold Hall (Presidential Palace) built in 1818 by King Chao Anou, it is the oldest temple in Vientiane and the Siamese damaged it badly in 1828. In side the sim, a total of 6,840 Buddha image in both cloister and sim.

Wat Prakeo, opposite Wat Sisaket, this former royal temple of the Lao monarchy has been converted to a museum. This Wat was original constructed by King Setthathirath to house of the Pra Keo, or Emerald Buddha. King Setthathirath brought it from the Lanna Kingdon until it was taken to Bangkok by the Siamese in 1779. However, the French rebuilt it again between 1936 and 1942. Now, it still contains Buddha images of many periods, Khmer inscriptions, Pali ( the aancient religious language) manuscripts on palm leaf strips and other antique.

Wat Ong Tu, is the most important temple in all of Laos, located on Setthathirath road at the corner with Chao Anou. King Setthathirath built Ong Tu around 1500. The impressive bronze Buddha in the Sim is one of the biggest in the capital.

Wat Xieng Khouane (Buddha Park) ,24 Km from Vientiane to Buddha Park, you’ll see cement statues depict deep-rooted images from Buddhist and non-Buddhist iconography.

Patousay( Gate of Victory ) is one of the large monument on Lane Xang Avenue. From the top you will see the view of the city. could be bought at the shopping center in Vientiane (Talat Sao). Here, you will be able to find most things that you need which selected of goods are improving all the time. The items you can find are: Lao handicrafts, hardware, groceries, readymade wearing apparel, household appliances, electronics, television, radio, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and other …more!. The central hall is the local version of a supermarket and department store selling electrical, kitchen, sports, books, goods, etc.




 

 

 

 

 





Phongsaly    |     Luang Namtha    |    Bokeo    |    Oudomsay    |    Luang Prabang     |    Sayaboury    |    Xieng khouang     |    Houaphanh
Xaysomboun    |    Vientiane
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Sekong    |    Champasak    |    Attapeu

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