Sitting at the centre of a quiet roundabout near the centre of Vientiane, legend has it that the stupa now known as That Dam was once...
Settha Palace Hotel
Vientiane's Arc de Triomphe replica is a slightly incongruous sight, dominating the commercial district around Th Lan Xang. Officially...
Dance, art exhibitions, literary discussions and live music all take place in this Gallic hive of cultural activity. As well as cult...
Han Ton Phai
An escape from carb heavy bakeries, this Lao mainstay is earthy and authentic, its menu spanning pork laap (minced pork in a...
Lonely Planet review
In the grounds of the Institut Français this airy, comfortable cafe is a real oasis to sit and read accompanied by a coffee (and quick Wi-Fi). There's French news on the tube and a range of sandwiches and cakes to keep you quiet. Don't miss the delicious ice creams and chocolates.