Travel Vientiane, Laos

Having a drink on the Mekong River

January 15th, 2010

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.

Lao build dike in VientianeLao build dike in Vientiane

The Sala Khounta garden is more like a bamboo thatched balcony bar upon the Mekong River and offers more than just the popular Lao Beers. You can order several tasty bites and you should definitely try their delicious spring rolls, they are too good to be true.

Sala Khounta is a stroll away from the town centre of Luang Prabang but an easy walk compared to a day of sightseeing.

Did you enjoy Having a drink on the Mekong River and have you been on a holiday in Vientiane, Laos?
Add your trip!

Travel Tips for Vientiane Laos:

Where to stay in Vientiane: -

What to do in Vientiane: Enjoy the beautiful panorama of the Mekong River from one of the many bars and eateries.

Where to eat in Vientiane: Tasty bites at Sala Khounta on the river

Travel Pictures of Vientiane, Laos

  • Lao build dike in Vientiane Lao build dike in Vientiane
  • Having a drink on the Mekong River Having a drink on the Mekong River
  • Smiling Lao eatery owner Smiling Lao eatery owner
  • Eateries and local food stalls in Laos Eateries and local food stalls in Laos
  • The Mekong River in Vientiane The Mekong River in Vientiane
  • Food stalls in Vientiane, Laos Food stalls in Vientiane, Laos

Weather

Vientiane Weather

Fog
27 °C | 80.6 °F

Traveller

Sasha photo
Name: Sasha
Age: 34-41
Travel type: Friends getaway

Travel Blog

Having a drink on the Mekong River
Continent: Asia
Country: Laos
City: Vientiane
Period: Oct 2009
Lenght of stay: 3 days
Views: 2768

Travel Review

Liked: The sunset over Mekong River
Disliked: Too bad Sala Khounta doesn't serve main meals.
Trip Rating: Good

Map of Vientiane, Viangchan

Map Vientiane Laos