Vientiane Tailormade Holidays
The capital of Laos, Vientiane manages to retain the charm of a provincial town despite being the largest city in the country. Sitting along the banks of the Mekong River, the city streets of elegant French mansions bloom with bougainvillea while the aroma of steaming noodle stalls fills the air. The tree-lined boulevards and friendly locals endow the city with a relaxed yet captivating ambience and the riverside cafes provide the perfect place to enjoy a beer while watching the sun set over the Mekong.
Vientiane is full of things to see – the monumen t of Patuxai, a Laotian version of the Arc de Triomphe, testifies to its years under French rule while Buddha Park is an unusual collection of sculptures from Buddhist and Hindu philosophy, mythology and iconography.