It’s travel time once again and for this feature, we’ll be visiting the capital of Laos – Vientiane.
Hmm… Now, what makes a place attractive to tourists? Is it the structures? The spots and activities? Or, is it the beaches and places of natural beauty? Well sometimes, it’s just the combination of everything.. And many times, depending also on where you’re coming from.
So, let’s see what Samuel and Audrey has found out about Vientiane..
Oh, for a very small city and the capital at that – you could expect some extremes, of course. Either too simple or too modern. And in this case, it’s the former that even the closing time of structures and such are a bit early..
Yes obviously, the main tourist attractions being temples and monuments. But wait, guess there’s something even more interesting than the Patuxay (Gate of Triumph).. And it’s the night market that’s so popular you’d even suspect that there’s really no large department stores or malls in the area..?
Well, see it (7:00 video below) as well as the Wat Si Saket temple that Samuel and Audrey missed (1:28 video below), plus others in the travels of Markus Stark..
Know what? It’s just nice to see the Presidential Palace in the midst of the city.. It has its benefits. It also gives a hint of peacefulness of the place..
And it shows. Notice the serenity at the Mekong riverside? People are friendly and are just enjoying the peace.
Surely an intriguing place to visit.