Vientiane is the capital of . Compared to the hectic, bustling capitals in other countries, Vientiane's relaxing atmosphere makes it feel like the small town it is.

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Wattay International Airport is one of the few international airports in Laos and the country's main international gateway, serving the capital , located 3 km outside of the city centre.

The Pasteur Institute is a non-profit private foundation dedicated to the study of biology, micro-organisms, diseases, and vaccines.

Patuxai is a war monument in the centre of , , built between 1957 and 1968.

The Laos National Stadium or formally Anouvong Stadium, also known as Vientiane Provincial stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in , .

The Lao National Museum is located in , .


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