Listen to a Tokay gecko

Ethos Travel

Vientiane

Perhaps quite rightly described as the sleepiest and most laid back capital city in the world, Vientiane is only just starting to find its feet as a tourist destination. So far so good though!

It can’t be claimed that Vientiane is brimming with “must-see” attractions, but there is plenty here to justify a short stop on a tour through the region. Wat Si Saket, Pha That Luang & Haw Phra Kaew, to name just a few, are all exceptional examples of traditional Laotian architecture, while the 25km trek out to Xieng Khuan (Buddha Park), with over two hundred Hindu & Buddhist statues is a justifiable, if somewhat bizarre, trip.

But it is the multitude of new restaurants situated along quiet, tree-lined boulevards that offer some of the finest food in Indochina, at ridiculously low prices, that is starting to make this most captivating of cities a real, travellers’ favourite.

Without doubt, the finest way to arrive, or depart, this great city is now aboard The Eastern & Oriental Express from Bangkok, offering a thrilling journey through north east Thailand to the stunning Angkor-style temple of Phimai, across the Mekong and on to Vientiane. Now, who said the romance of travel was dead!

Showing all 2 results