Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane is Laos’s capital and largest city, situated on the Mekong River near the border with Thailand. Vientiane became the capital in 1563 due to fears of a Burmese invasion. Vientiane was the administrative capital during French rule and, due to recent economic growth, is now Laos’s economic centre.

I hired a moped and was given a very nice pink helmet – but it did give me a chance to explore the city while others went shopping.


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