Weaving along the Mekong River, Vientiane, the capital of Laos, emits an atmosphere of timelessness. Vientiane, which translates as Sandalwood City, is a city of villas and boulevards. It is one of three classic Indochinese cities (including Saigon and Phnom Penh) that most strongly conjure up images of exotic Eurasian settings. Although Vientiane is the largest city in the country, it is still small enough to get to know easily. The tree-lined boulevards and old temples impart an old world charm in spite of passing traffic. This laid back town possesses a charisma that no one can resist.
Time difference:GMT +7 Hours
Visa Required: Yes
Tel Code: +856
Official Language: Lao
Main Religion: Theravada Buddhism
Airlines: Vietnam Airlines , Thai Airways
12 day planned holiday: Laos has remained the most pristine and culturally-intact country in Indochina. Experience the old-fashioned charm of the city, explore untouched landscapes and meet the incredibly friendly people, who have faced adversity and come out smiling.