1. Vientiane is an old city and has everything in it cheap. From food to transportation to beer and to almost everything but the laid back atmosphere of this city is what makes it charming. The absence of commercialized establishments like McDonalds and Starbucks made me feel that the city is still untouched and should stay the way it is. There is only one mall and it is filled with local jewellery shops, banks, bargain stores and local coffee shops.
|Lao National Museum. One of the oldest buildings in Vientiane.|
3. Wifi is free in most restaurants, hotels and coffee shops so you can stay connected anytime, anywhere.
4. The city has lesser motorbikes unlike in Vietnam which makes traffic less.
|One of the junctions in the city center|
|The bike I rented|
8. Even though I said biking is a good option, walking around is also good as most tourist spots are quite near from the city center except for Patuxai Monument and Pha That Luang (their national monument) which can be accessed by biking or taking a tuktuk.
|Ho Pra Keo, a very old Buddhist Temple.|
Although the city has little to offer, travel your way to Luang Prabang and be mesmerized by this UNESCO heritage site and retire there for good.
August 15 & 16, 2013