Vientiane travel guide

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You're Going to Love Vientiane

The landlocked country of Laos with its capital in Vientiane is the perfect place to view ornate Buddhist temples, trek through beautiful forests and try some delicious Laotian meat dishes.

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When to Visit Vientiane

The best time to visit is during the dry season between October and April, when the weather is cooler and it is easier to travel around the country by motorway.

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How to Get to Vientiane

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Where to Stay in Vientiane

Settha Palace Hotel is a beautifully restored hotel with French colonial architecture, landscaped gardens and an outdoor pool. Prices start at 1.5 million kip.

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The Cost of Living in Vientiane

Shopping Streets

The Morning Market is a collection of stalls selling food, electronics, knock-off jewelry and silk and cotton textiles for negotiable prices. The Talat Sao Mall is the only modern shopping center.

Groceries and Other

The main grocery stores in Vientiane are SiMuang Minimart, V-Shop and Phimphone Mini-mart. A dozen eggs costs 11,000 kip.

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Cheap meal
C$ 3.22
Single public transport ticket
Single public transport ticket
C$ 0.73
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
C$ 3.03

Where to Eat in Vientiane

Moon the Night Restaurant is an off-the-beaten track restaurant outside of the city center serving traditional Laotian food. A meal for 4 people costs about 1.6 million kip.