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Asia » Laos » Vientiane
15 January 2010
Lao build dike in Vientiane Vientiane

After a long day of sightseeing the best thing to do is to have a cool drink at one of the many eateries on the Mekong River which runs from China, Burma and Thailand all the way through Laos, Cambodia and Vietname.

A lot of Lao locals own food stalls or eateries along the river and attract tourists with their amazing fried dishes and cool Lao beer. We heard of a place called Sala Khounta from other travellers who had a great time there and told us that this beer garden has one of the best views of the river.

The Sala Khounta garden is more like a bamboo thatched balcony bar upon...

Asia » Laos » Vientiane
15 January 2010
Pictures of the Patuxay Monument Vientiane

The Patuxay Monument is also referred to as the Arc de Triomphe of Laos and is located in the city centre of Vientiane. Standing in front of this good looking structure it might feel for a seconf like you're in the Paris of Asia but as soon as your eyes drift of to the ceiling of the Patuxay you'll notice all the Lao details.

If you take a closer look you can see all kinds of kinnari figurines painted in bright colours on the ceiling of the arc which obviously aren't very french and a typical detail of Lao style buildings. This all results very logical once you know that the Victory Gate was build...

Asia » Laos » Vientiane
15 January 2010
Numerous Buddhist statues in Vientiane Vientiane

Located on the corner of Lane Xang Road and Setthathirat Road Wat Si Saket is known as the oldest temple of Vientiane. Tourists are attracted by the many Buddhist statues which count up to at least 2000 ceramic and silver Buddha figures.

On the interior temple walls you'll find thousands of small niches carrying a small Buddha statue or a couple of figures. The larger Buddha's in...

Asia » Laos » Vientiane
15 January 2010
Detaills of Wat Pha That Luang Vientiane

The Pha That Luang is considered the most important temple in Laos and also referred to as The Golden Temple of Vientiane. This Buddhist stupa is not only a major touristic attraction but also a national symbol for the Lao people.

The Pha That Luang is placed in a beautifully constructed garden about 4 kms out of town and surrounded by a gate to seperate the temple from the street traffic. The best way to get to the Luang Stupa is by tuk tuk or rental car but seen the frentic traffic jams I would definitely suggest the first one.

On the temple grounds of Pha That Luang you'll...

Asia » Laos » Vientiane
07 January 2010
Tuk Tuk in Vientiane, Laos Vientiane

The Xieng Khuan Buddha Park is located, just past the Friendship Bridge and 25 km southeast of Vientiane, the capital of Laos.

The park is popular with tourists because it houses a 40 meter reclining Buddha, the largest cement statue in Laos. Other attractions in the Buddha Park include statues of gods, animals, humans and other characters that have a high symbolic value in the Hindu and Buddhist religions.

From Vientiane you can get to the Buddha Park by tuk tuk which will cost you about 700 bht

The entrance fee will cost you 5000 Kip which is about 0,60 US...