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Vientiane is the capital of Laos and the city the most populated in Laos.

Vientiane, Laos (octubre 2017)

Vientiane is the capital of Laos and the city the most populated in Laos.

Monk peform a procession around the Pha That Luang Stupa.


That Luang (Lao: ທາດຫຼວງ, IPA: [tʰâːt lwǎːŋ] 'Great Stupa') is a gold-covered large Buddhist stupa in the centre of Vientiane, Laos. Since its initial establishment, suggested to be in the 3rd century, the stupa has undergone several reconstructions as recently as the 1930s due to foreign invasions of the area. It is generally regarded as the most important national monument in Laos and a national symbol.


The That Luang according to the Lao people was originally built as a Hindu temple in the 3rd century. Buddhist missionaries from the Mauryan Empire are believed to have been sent by the Emperor Ashoka, including Bury Chan or Praya Chanthabury Pasithisak and five Arahata monks who brought a holy relic (believed to be the breastbone) of Lord Buddha to the stupa. It was rebuilt in the 13th century as a Khmer temple which fell into ruin.


In the mid-16th century, King Setthathirat relocated his capital from Luang Prabang to Vientiane and ordered construction of That Luang in 1566. It was rebuilt about 4 km from the centre of Vientiane at the end of That Luang Road and named That Luang. The bases had a length of 69 metres each and was 45 metres high, and was surrounded by 30 small Stupas.


Source : Wikipedia

Vientiane, Laos (octubre 2017)

They're drinking Beerlao, which Lonely Planet calls "a very drinkable beer". This is rather an understatement...


In Vientiane, the capital of Laos, about 13 years ago

Vientiane, Laos (octubre 2017)

Buddha park,Vientiane. it seems, that this statues have a thousand years behind, but in fact the park was founded less than 60 years ago, which makes it even more strange than he already is.

Outside Talot Sao Market.

As I walked from our hotel to our dinner on our second night in Vientiane Laos, I came upon this scene. Vientiane street food culture is not as extensive as other parts of Asia, but nevertheless easy to find especially as you leave the city centre.

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Another shot from Vientiane, the capital of Laos.

The weird and wonderful Patuxai gate in the centre of Vientiane, Laos. The structure is a huge concrete archway that was originally built to commemorate Laotian soldiers who died during World War II and the independence war from France in 1949. However, upon overthrow of the government in 1975 by communist forces it was renamed to commemorate their own victory, and is also known as Victory Gate.

Taken at a busy intersection while waiting to cross the road

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