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Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge

Laos is surrounded by five countries, as China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. The best way to go Vientiane by land is Nong Khai (Thailand) route. Two countries connect by Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge.

Thao Boder

Thai immigration control

Shuttle buses across the river for 10B per person. Vientiane is 25km away from here. It's 700kip by bus, 150B by taxi, 100B by jumbo to town.



Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge

The 1240m-length bridge across the Mekong River



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Walking Tour

Net Caffe

Internet Cafe
You can use hotmail even in Laos



Lao Revolutionary Museum

Main exhibitions are way to the 1975 Revolution, from Kingdom of Lan Xang to Lao People's democratic Republic. I have interest in elephant's works.



That Dam
(another name "Black Stupa")

That Dam

There's a legend that Dragon lives the stupa
that protected people at the 1828 Siamese-Lao war



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Talat Sao

Talat Sao

The morning market daily open from 08:30 to 16:30

Fabric, jewelry, handicrafts, souvenir, electronic goods, etc.,
I'm sure you can get anything what you want.



Foe

Rice noodle soup with vegetables (5,000 kip)


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Wat Si Saket

Built in 1818 (or 1824?) by King Anou. This Wat is the only one that retains its original form in spite of several wars. In other wards, it's the oldest temples in Vientiane.

Wat Si Saket

Surrounded by a terrace
Mural painting retain inside the hall

Compare with Wat Mai in Luang Prabang (Luang Pabang)



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Ho Pra Keo

According to the Lao, this temple was built in 1565 to house Emerald Buddha image. During the end of 18th century to the first of 19th century, the Siamese invading army destroyed the town and temples. At that time Emerald Buddha was stolen away to Bangkok.

Ho Pra Keo

Present building was rebuilt in 1942
You can see Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaeo in Bangkok



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Xieng Khuan

Xieng Khuan, often called "Buddha Park", takes 30 minutes ride by car from center of Vientiane. This temple (park) built in 1958 by Luang Puu. Gods of Hindu, Buddha images, Naga, etc.. The Park is full to overcrowding with fantastic shapes.

Xieng Khuan

Mysterious world in Xieng Khuan.
All these images are entirely a product of his religious fancy.



Naga

Buddha and Naga has Mekong River and Thailand at the back

After the time of 1975 Revolution, Luang Puu moved to Thailand.
He established similarly temple named "Wat Khaek" on the opposite bank in Nong Khai town.




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