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As one of the sleepiest capital cities in the world, Vientiane is growing into fascinating city and well worth a couple of days of your time while in Laos. On the banks of the Mekong River, downtown Vientiane with its mix of French and Buddhist influences, is easily explored on foot or by bike.

Rocket Festival in Laos

The Rocket Festival – A Personal Insight

Join David as he experiences his first rocket festival in Vientiane. Share the sounds, sights, excitement (and beer) as he ventures into Laos' most hedonistic festival. Learn about the legend of the Toad King, the traditional rites and of course, the actual rockets themselves.

Off-road Biking – Bamboo Back Trails

Laos offers a wealth of off-road biking opportunities all over the country.  Check out this single track bamboo route from the Mekong plains to the Phou Phenang Plateau just north of Vientiane. 

Wat Si Muang Temple, Vientiane

Another 24 Hours in Vientiane

24 Hours in Vientiane is simply not enough, so check out our recommendations for your second day in Vientiane, with plenty to see, do and eat! Get ideas often overlooked by visitors and residents alike!

That Luang Stupa in Vientiane

24 Hours in Vientiane

With just 24 hours to explore Vientiane, what should you do? Vientiane has a wealth of hidden gems to discover for those wanting to get a real feel for this charming city. Read on for some great inside tips on what to do in Vientiane.

Lao Family Meals

Introducing Lao Food

Lao food is absolutely delicious, and a must try when visiting Laos Introducing Lao food is just a starting point, follow your taste buds for more. From sticky rice and laab, to crickets and spicy dips, there's a lot of taste waiting to be discovered!

Sticky Rice, Lao Food

Foodie Experiences in Laos

Laos is a foodie’s paradise, especially for those looking to add an experiential flavour into the mix. Ever had a yearning to milk a buffalo, plant rice in paddy fields or to harvest your own coffee beans while learning about and enjoying the fruits of your labour? Then Laos sounds like a place for you!

Weaving and Dyeing Classes in Vientiane

10 Exciting Things to do in Vientiane

A gentle city with gentle people. Vientiane is known for its old world charm, from the slow pace of life to the kindness of the locals, a foodie heaven where you can sit alongside the colonial buildings, drinking some of the superb locally grown coffee as the Mekong glides by.  Some of the real joys in

Wat Sisaket in Vientiane, Laos

The Story of Wat Sisaket in Vientiane

Folklore, religion and history combine in the stories behind many of Vientiane’s temples. The oldest and one of the most fascinating is Wat Sisaket. Learn more about this fascinating temple which is a must-see on any visit to Vientiane

Exploring Street Food in Vientiane with Mark Weins

Laos is an amazing country for food lovers, and there’s no better way to start sampling street food than to visit a local market in Vientiane.

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