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Last Visit to Vientiane: November, 2004

most tiny capital city in the world

by matseb - last update: Dec 3, 2004

official country logo
one of the very changes of road directions worldwide
power wiring of another kind

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Pros: "it's different"
Cons: "not much to see, almost no direction signs, dirty and undeveloped"
In A Nutshell: "you're through in a day"

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Wat That Luang   by matseb
 

Description:
the most important buddhist wat in Laos, originally built in 1566 AC but partly destroyed in the 18th and 19th century. It was rebuilt in 1930. It's an active monastery.

Address:
Northeasterly of the center

Directions:
Large Buddhist temple

Website:
http://www.etravelphotos.com/temples.html

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Wat Sisaket   by matseb
 

Description:
a Buddhist temple built in 1818 which also hosts a big collection of buddhas (2052 small and 300 big ones)

Address:
Lane Xang Rd.

Directions:
city center

SHOPPING
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The Morning Market - the only "mall" nationwide   by matseb
 

Name of Shop:
Talat Sao (tourists' name: morning market)

Type:
Other

Description:
* at least 5000 shops!
* ground floor and first floor in 3 connected buildings
* crowded (especially in the 1st floor)
* not too hot
* guarded by civil and official security

What To Buy:
everything incl. unauthorized copies of CDs of any kind - I haven't seen a book store though

The most common articles are
- gold and silver articles
- electronical devices and media
- clothes and shoes

What To Pay:
2000-3000 THB

Address:
city center

Directions:
3 huge dark buldings which look like wats

Website:
none

2005-01-02

2005-08-23 Matthias Sebulke
 

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