Vientiane, the capital and largest city of Laos, is known for its beautiful architecture and laidback atmosphere. Vientiane is a good mixture of French colonial architecture and Buddhist temples, such as the golden Pha That Luang – the national symbol, Wat Si Muang - the most popular temple with worshippers in the city, and the National History Museum of Laos, where you will find several comrades like Ho Chi Minh, Marx and Lenin.

 

As the smallest capital city in Southeast Asia, the low traffic density makes Vientiane a deliciously relaxing city, perfect for walking around to explore its hidden treasures. One of the best thing to do in Vientiane is to wander down to the riverside, relax with a cold Beerlao and watch the Mekong River at sunset!