Vientiane Travel Attractions

General Information about Vientiane province

Located             :     About 70 kilometers, north of the capital Vientiane. (Divided from the capital Vientian in 1983)Vientiane province

Total Area          :     15,927 square meters

Population          :     350,000

10 Districts     :     Phonehong, Thoulakhom, Keo-Oudom, Kasy, Vangvieng, Feuang, Xanakham,  Mad, Hinhurp and Viengkha

Capital               :     Phonehong

Where to visit

Vangvieng District

Vangvieng is situated 152 kilometers from Vientiane on Route 13 (north). This small village is set against a backdrop of dramatic Limestone Mountains. Vangvieng is an ideal place to break the long journey from Vientiane to Luang Prabang. Bamboo cabins and guesthouse are both available for those seeking overnight accommodation.

Many mysterious places can be visited including Patang, Patho Nokham, Tha Chang Cave and the Namxong River. Tourists can stroll along the riverbanks and explore the network of caves. Some of the caves are outlets for underground streams and are ideal places to cool off with a swim. On route to Vangvieng you can see a vanity of impressive landscapes and should take the opportunity acquaint with local people.

Thoulakhom Zoo Located at Ban Kheun Village in Thoulakhom District, the zoo is about 60 kilometers from the capital Vientiane . Exotic and rare animals from the jungles of Laos are featured in a surprising example of excellent animal management in Southeast Asia . Nam Ngum ReservoirNam Ngum reservoir

Opportunities exist for boating and picnics on the islands scattered in the Nam Ngum Reserve. Visitors can make their way to Ban Thalad village, Keo-Oudom District which is situated about 80 kilometers from Vientiane. Fine fish dishes can be tasted at the well-known floating restaurants while sporting activities can be enjoyed at the facilities found at the resort at Thalad Village.

Nong Nok or Bird Lake

Located at Ban Sivilay Village, a community-managed birds sanctuary a few kilometers to the west of the park with hundreds of whistling ducks and egrets roosting here.

Vangxang Cave

Vangxang Cave or Elephant Court is home to the remains of an ancient sanctuary dated over 300 years before the foundation of the Lane Xang Kingdom. Located at km. 48 on Route 13 (north) Vangxang consists of 5 large pink sandstone sculptures and 2 huge Buddha images. This place has now becomes a tourist center and a weekend picnic area for Vientiane residents.

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