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About Vientiane

Vientiane, the capital of Laos, is the antithesis of a bustling capital like London. In fact, it feels more like a welcoming village, nestled in a bend of the Mekong River, Vientiane is dotted with temples and quirky, accessible attractions like the Buddha Park featuring surreal statues of the Buddha and the Monk Chat, a monthly opportunity to hang out with, you guessed it, monks. The major monument in town is Patuxai, and local food, you'll want to head to the night market. Now that Vientiane is not a tourist city, but it still offers visitors the chance to experience the closest thing Laos has urban living. Recently the city has begun to grow and develop, but that has fortunately resulted more in different restaurants, nice bars to drink Beerlao (the local brew), and better hotels than in ostentatious resorts or high rises.

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Patuxay Monument
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Located in the very center of the city, the Vientiane Arc de Triomphe is an iconic building in Vientiane to commemorate the liberation of Laos in 1975. The exterior is similar to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. It is also connected to the bustling streets, but the internal structure has a strong Buddhist culture. The Buddha statues and the characters in the mythology carved on the door are full of religious colors.
Pha That Luang
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Ancient Pagoda
The beautiful Pha That Luang is a very important national monument in Laos. It is a symbol shared by Buddhism and Lao sovereign countries. The main stupa image also appears as the national emblem. The Pha That Luang has been repaired and preserved over the years. It was built in 1556 and is a magnificent temple tower in Laos. The Pha That Luang is covered with real gold, and even if it is cloudy, you can see the golden stupa from far away.
Buddha Park
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The Buddha Statue Park was built on the banks of the Mekong River in the southeast of Vientiane. It was built in 1958 and is also known as the Xiangkun Temple. Here is a sculpture park that brings together nearly a hundred different sculptures of Buddha, blending Buddhism and Hindu style. The park has a "Peace Hell Tower" and a statue of a big reclining Buddha, which resembles a pumpkin and symbolizes the cycle of life. It is the two major attractions in the park.
Mekong Riverside Park
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City Park
The Mekong Riverside Park is a green park along the Mekong River. There is a statue of the king in the park, which faces the direction of Thailand. There is also a pool in the park that protects the god Naga. Visitors can take a leisurely walk along the Mekong Riverside Park, and the cool river breeze makes people feel very refreshed. The air is fresh and the environment is pleasant and it is a good place for a relaxing holiday.

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Oct 1, 2020 Vientiane Weather:Clouds, Northeasterly Wind:0-10 kph, Humidity:100%, Sunrise/Sunset:06:00/17:58
Vientiane Running:Not Recommended, Cycling:Not Recommended

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