Lao Plaza Hotel
Great for doing laps. You'll find this blue rectangle of cool on the roof of the Lao Plaza hotel. There's also a bar here and bags of...
Settha Palace Hotel
With its lovely kidney-shaped pool shaded by mature trees in the grounds of this lovely hotel, this is less about laps and more about...
White Lotus Yoga & Massage
Offers yoga instruction on a regular basis; inquire for dates and times.
PhimPhone Market 2
This smaller branch of the Phimphone market stocks fresh baguettes, biscuits, crisps, toiletries, cereals, fresh milk, salami and hams,...
Th Bartholomie · interesting places nearby
That Dam information
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 coated in a layer of gold. The gold is said to have been carted off by the Siamese during their pillaging of 1828, after which the stupa took the ‘black’ sobriquet in memory of the dastardly act. However, another myth is slightly at odds with this. It says That Dam is the abode of a dormant seven-headed dragon that came to life during the 1828 Siamese–Lao war and protected local citizens, though apparently not the stupa’s gold…