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Vientiane Capital - General Information

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Location : On a curve of the Mekong River, which shares its border with Thailand
Total Area: 3,920 square meters
Population: 610,000
08 Districts: Chanthabuly, Sikhottabong, Xaysetha, Sisattanak, Naxaithong, Xaythany, Hadsaifong, Sangthong and Muongparkngum
Capital: Vientiane Municipality
Capital Vientiane is the capital of Laos and shares its border with Thailand. King Saysethathirath constructed the city on the curve of the Mekong River in the 16th century. The old part of Vientiane is an attractive and interesting settlement along the Mekong River where ancient temples, museums, monuments and parks are all located just a short distance from one another.
The cosmopolitan capital of Laos, Vientiane has galleries, boutiques, theatres, nightclubs and Internet cafes, making it a major attraction of visitors from all around the globe. Although small, the city offers visitors a great variety of restaurants serving both Lao and foreign cuisine visiting.

Source:  Laos Tourism Organization

Vientiane Capital - General Information
Xieng Khouan Buddha Park
Wat Sisaket Temple
Wat Simuang Temple
Wat Ongtue Temple
Wat Inpeng Pagoda
The National Ethnic Cultural Park
That Luang Stupa (Great Sacred Stupa)
Ta Lat Sao or Morning Market
Revolutionary Monument
Patuxay Monument
Khau Midthaphab or Friendship Bridge
Ho Pra Keo Museum