Sights (and tastes) of Lao’s Capital City: Vientiane

Vang Vieng to Vientiane in Laos (map)

Vang Vieng to Vientiane in Laos (map)

Run down ugly building in Vientiane, Laos

Run down ugly building in Vientiane, Laos

Homemade fried spring rolls, Lao Chicken Laab with Mint and Coriander, Spicy Runner Bean Chicken with Rice

Homemade fried spring rolls, Lao Chicken Laab with Mint and Coriander, Spicy Runner Bean Chicken with Rice

Gorgeous green and orange leaves on tree in Vientiane, Laos

Gorgeous green and orange leaves on tree in Vientiane, Laos

Lina’s first plate of roulade de poulet in well-recommended Douang Deuane Restaurant and Wine Bar

Lina’s first plate of roulade de poulet in well-recommended Douang Deuane Restaurant and Wine Bar

The world becomes blurry after 2 bottles of beautiful French wine at Douang Deuane Restaurant in Vientiane, Laos

The world becomes blurry after 2 bottles of beautiful French wine at Douang Deuane Restaurant in Vientiane, Laos

Evidence of Chinese influence in Laos with the China Yunnan Corporation in Vientiane, Laos

Evidence of Chinese influence in Laos with the China Yunnan Corporation in Vientiane, Laos

Lao Presidential Palace with passing monks in Vientiane, Laos

Lao Presidential Palace with passing monks in Vientiane, Laos

Bottle of Refreshing Beer Lao

Bottle of Refreshing Beer Lao

Patuxai – modelled after the Parisian Champs Elysés in Vientiane, Laos

Patuxai – modelled after the Parisian Champs Elysés in Vientiane, Laos

Lao’s Lavender Flowers in Vientiane

Lao’s Lavender Flowers in Vientiane

Nico’s Party in front of Lao’s national monument Pha That Luang in Vientiane

Nico’s Party in front of Lao’s national monument Pha That Luang in Vientiane

Lina’s Party in front of Lao’s national monument Pha That Luang in Vientiane

Lina’s Party in front of Lao’s national monument Pha That Luang in Vientiane

View of Patuxai surrounds from above, Vientiane, Laos

View of Patuxai surrounds from above, Vientiane, Laos

A typical electrical line in Southeast Asia, Vientiane, Laos

A typical electrical line in Southeast Asia, Vientiane, Laos

Temple near Pha That Luang in Vientiane, Laos

Temple near Pha That Luang in Vientiane, Laos

Lina in tuk-tuk to bus station in Vientiane, Laos

Lina in tuk-tuk to bus station in Vientiane, Laos

The Walking Hats, Vientiane, Laos

The Walking Hats, Vientiane, Laos

Nico caught in Patuxai’s market, Vientiane, Laos

Nico caught in Patuxai’s market, Vientiane, Laos

Lao’s Fuchsia and Pink Flowers in Vientiane, Laos

Lao’s Fuchsia and Pink Flowers in Vientiane, Laos

 

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  1. Pingback: 36 Hours in Vientiane, Laos – NYTimes.com « Dr Alf's Blog

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