"back to Vieng Chan" Top 5 Page for this destination Vientiane by picek
Vientiane Travel Guide: 758 reviews and 1,707 photos
Amazingly fast things turned upside down when you make comparisons between not too distant past and present of Vientiane. Well, but should we do that? When things of yesterday are irreparably fading, traditions get submerged in dusty layers of archives, getting exposed to mold, with few people bothering and wetlands get dried up... there is a hint of chaotic order in present.
And while other capitals seek refuge in high rise glass and steel buildings, there is a strong turn towards French Baroque in Vieng Chan.
And that's somehow intriguing.
NOTE about my tips: I have kept some early ones written some years ago but updated then when I had experienced a change. Some things are now gone from city but for myself this is a reminder of how fast things changed.
- Pros:That Luang, Patouxay, wat Sisakhet are some of Laos most interesting buildings
- Cons:when it's hot... it's really hot! Plus traffic is growing, makes air thick with fumes
- In a nutshell:give it a try, it has seen its best times but the future is unpredicteable, while the present is hectic
This is my favourite area and when I am in Vientiane I always visit this temple. It's one of today's rare places of... more travel advice
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