Laos Visa, where to stay in Vientiane, sightseeing Vientiane, Cope Centre, Buddha Park, etc.
|Old Stupa in Vientiane|
|At the Mekong River in Vientiane|
|Bronze statute of a former king|
a sleepy communist town with only backpackers visiting, instead there were so many tourists which we did not expect. Due to this fact the hotels were either cheap and dirty. full, or fairly expensive maybe not for European standards but definitely for asia.
|Traffic jam all day in Vientiane|
|Court yard at Mali Namphu Hotel|
|Entertainment at the fountain in the centre of town|
Sights in Vientiane are quite rare, mainly the morning and night market, That Luang stupa (biggest in Laos) buddha park ca. 25 km outside of Vientiane and the Cope Centre where you can see the problems cluster bombs still cause in this country. Apart from that, there is not much else, but the fact you are at the Mekong river is quite something, and if you want to eat western food, this is the place to be.
|At the morning market|
|All different herbs and a tree to rest|
|Statues are made from bomb shells (Mother and Child)|
|Everything is covered in dust|
|Fiona having a rest after the dusty ride|
|Ahem...must be art|
|We were covered in red dust|
|Along the Mekong river|
|Click me for more photos of Vientiane|
If you want to see more photos, click here or on the Buddha picture above.