Settha Palace Hotel
The city's best yoga instructor is based at her own traditional wooden Lao house. Shelley has been practising for 15 years and teaches...
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...
Dance, art exhibitions, literary discussions and live music all take place in this Gallic hive of cultural activity. As well as cult...
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...
Lonely Planet review
Vientiane's Arc de Triomphe replica is a slightly incongruous sight, dominating the commercial district around Th Lan Xang. Officially called 'Victory Monument' and commemorating the Lao who died in prerevolutionary wars, it was built in 1969 with cement donated by the USA intended for the construction of a new airport; hence expats refer to it as 'the vertical runway'. Climb to the summit for panoramic views over Vientiane.