Areas in Vientiane:
Vientiane is the capital of Laos and a relatively tranquil place if you compare it with for example Bangkok or Hanoi. It might not be the largest capital in south east Asiai but is is filled with interesting sights. There are some interesting old French colonial buildings.
(Patuxai victory monument Vientiane)
(King Anouvong offers his hand in friendship towards the Thai side of the Mekong)
Vientiane is situated on the Mekong River. On the Riverside you can find most bars, restaurants and hotels. There is also a newly created park along the river.
How to get from Vientiane to other destinations: