Vientiane is the capital and largest city of , on the banks of the Mekong River near the border with . Vientiane became the capital in 1573 due to fears of a Burmese invasion but was later looted then razed to the ground in 1827 by the .
Photo: Aaron Smith, CC BY 2.0.
Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Notable Places in the Area

Tourist attraction
is a war monument in the centre of Vientiane, , built between 1957 and 1968. Photo: Ananda, Public domain.

The or formally Anouvong Stadium, also known as Vientiane Provincial stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Vientiane, . Photo: Chaoborus, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is located in Vientiane, . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Buddhist temple
or Simuong is a Buddhist temple in Vientiane, the capital of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.5.


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