Vientiane
in Vientiane Prefecture, Laos

How to get there and get around
Noteable things around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
17.967 and 102.600 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 17° 58' 0" and E 102° 35' 59"
Currency and Currency Code:
Kip - LAK
Spoken languages:
Lao, French, English
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 06:36 AM (Tuesday)
Timezone: Asia/Vientiane
UTC/GMT offset: 7 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:39 am and 6:49 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-15.365 and -75.162 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
San Juan de Marcona
References
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Current travel safety evaluation for Laos in South-Eastern Asia

Safety Score: 3,6 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Laos.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Laos. Last Update: 2022-07-04 07:29:30

Discover Vientiane

Vientiane in Vientiane Prefecture with it's 196,731 citizens is a place in Laos. It's the capital of this country.

Current time in Vientiane is now 06:36 AM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Asia / Vientiane with an UTC offset of 7 hours. We know of 8 airports near Vientiane. The closest airport in Laos is Wattay International Airport in a distance of 3 mi (or 5 km), North-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. The closest heritage site is Ban Chiang Archaeological Site in Thailand at a distance of 58 mi (or 93 km). If you need a hotel, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Si Chiang Mai, Tha Bo, Nong Khai, Pho Tak and Ban Phue. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 31°C / 87 °F

Morning Temperature 24°C / 76 °F
Evening Temperature 29°C / 84 °F
Night Temperature 26°C / 79 °F
Chance of rainfall 12%
Air Humidity 68%
Air Pressure 1002 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 5 km/h (3 mph) from North-East
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 97% of sky
General Conditions Moderate rain

Tuesday, 5th of July 2022

30°C (86 °F)
25°C (77 °F)
Moderate rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.

Wednesday, 6th of July 2022

30°C (85 °F)
26°C (78 °F)
Moderate rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.

Thursday, 7th of July 2022

25°C (78 °F)
24°C (75 °F)
Moderate rain, calm, overcast clouds.

Hotels and Places to Stay

SETTHA PALACE HOTEL

Address
0,9 mi
6 PANG KHAM STREET P.O. BOX 1618
0 Vientiane
Laos

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Don Chan Palace Hotel & Convention

Address
1,2 mi
Unit 6 Piawat Village, Sisatanak District,
Vientiane
Laos

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Landmark Mekong Riverside

Address
2,0 mi
Donchan Road, Thatkao Village
2365 Vientiane
Laos

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Rashmi's Plaza Hotel

Address
2,1 mi
KM 3, Thadeua Road, Ban Beungkhayong-tai
Vientiane
Laos

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Salana Boutique Hotel

Address
0,2 mi
Chaoanou Street
. Vientiane
Laos

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


BEST WESTERN VIENTIANE HOTEL

Address
0,3 mi
2 12 FRANCOIS NGINN STREET MIXAI VILLAGE CHANTHABOURY DIS
01000 Vientiane
Laos

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Mercure Vientiane

Address
0,4 mi
Unit 10 Samsenthai Road PO Box 585
0 VIENTIANE
Laos

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Somerset Vientiane

Address
2,3 mi
SOUPHANOUVONG AVENUE
01160 Ventiane
Laos

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


SENGTAWAN RIVERSIDE HOTEL

Address
0,4 mi
Rue Fa Ngum Road, Ban Seetarn Neua
54120 Vientiane
Laos

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


ibis Vientiane Nam Phu

Address
0,6 mi
Nam Phu Square Setthathirath Road Ban Xieng Ngeun Chanthabury - PO Box 2359
0 VIENTIANE
Laos

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Laos: Vientiane - The old city walls

Published: October 31, 2011
Length: 27:44 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Nigel Fowler Sutton

In the mid 1560's Vientiane was a walled city. Here I find out what happened to those walls and look for evidence of their continued existence.


Vientiane Mekong River

Published: June 07, 2011
Length: 12:55 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: Perth

Hotel accommodation near Mekong River Vientiane Laos Indochina. Travel to Vientiane via the Thai Lao Friendship Bridge from Nong Khai across the low flow Mekong River. Tourist mini bus sight...


VIENTIANE BigBike #1

Published: March 24, 2015
Length: 51:30 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: byd nana


SETTHA PALACE HOTEL, VIENTIANE

Published: November 08, 2009
Length: 35:34 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Michael LAM

Filmed with EOS 5D Mark II, using Canon EF 17-40mm f4.0 USM and EF 35-350mm f3.5-5.6 USM.


Mekong River Evening Life, Vientiane, Laos

Published: April 22, 2014
Length: 15:47 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Alfred Wilhelm Meier

End of the Dry Season in Laos: during daytime over 36 Celsius (felt like 48 Celsius), during evenings and nighttimes there is much fun and action along the Mekong river.


Team Dai 2008 Ride Documentary - Part 1: Vientiane to Luang Prabang

Published: November 30, 2014
Length: 01:26 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Bruce Knox

The first Team Dai fundraising ride from Vientiane to Luang Prabang.


Wax Castle Procession, Wat Ong Teu, Vientiane, Laos part 6

Published: November 18, 2013
Length: 46:34 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Darly J

http://saodarly.com Wax Castle Procession Wat Ong Teu Mahawihan, in Vientiane, Laos for Pha That Luang Festival.


Comic party cosplay 76 in Vientiane 14/6/2014

Published: July 16, 2014
Length: 15:48 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Vientiane Otaku Mode

all photo i take in this event at lao itec in Vientiane LAOS.14/6/2014.


Rue Nokeokoummane, Vientiane, Laos

Published: January 17, 2013
Length: 13:39 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Darly J

http://saodarly.com Afternoon walk along Rue Nokeokoummane, in Vientiane, Laos.


Laos: Vientiane - Wat Inpeng

Published: January 23, 2011
Length: 02:02 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Nigel Fowler Sutton

A look around one of the loveliest temples in Vientiane. Dating back several centuries, the temple was destroyed by Siam forces. Today, the majority of the building date to the 20th century......


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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Kingdom of Laos

The Kingdom of Laos was a sovereign state from 1953 until December 1975, when Pathet Lao overthrew the government and created the Lao People's Democratic Republic. Given self-rule in 1949 as part of a federation with the rest of French Indochina, the 1953 Franco-Lao Treaty finally established a sovereign, independent Laos, but did not stipulate who would rule the country.

Located at 17.9667, 102.6 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
History of Laos, Former polities of the Cold War, Former countries in Southeast Asia, States and territories established in 1949, States and territories disestablished in 1975

Wat Si Saket

Wat Si Saket is a Buddhist wat in Vientiane, Laos. It is situated on Lan Xang Road, on the corner with Setthathirat Road, to the northwest of Haw Phra Kaew, which formerly held the Emerald Buddha.

Located at 17.9631, 102.612 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Religious organizations established in 1818, Buddhist temples in Laos, Buildings and structures in Vientiane

That Dam

That Dam (Lao for Black Stupa) is a large stupa located in Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Many Laotians believe it is inhabited by a seven-headed nāga who tried to protect them from an invasion by the Siamese army in 1827.

Located at 17.966, 102.611 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Stupas, Buildings and structures in Vientiane

Talat Sao

Talat Sao is a morning market in Vientiane, Laos. Located at the eastern corner of Lan Xang Rd. and Khu Vieng Rd. in the heart of Vientiane, the morning market is open daily from 07:00 until around 16:00. The market is two-storey and covered by several sloping roofs. It is a popular tourist destination.

Located at 17.9652, 102.614 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Market houses, Economy of Laos, Buildings and structures in Vientiane

Haw Phra Kaew

Haw Phra Kaew is a former temple in Vientiane, Laos. It is situated on Setthathirath Road, to the southeast of Wat Si Saket. The interior now houses a museum and a small shop.

Located at 17.9614, 102.612 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Buildings and structures in Vientiane, 16th-century architecture, Museums in Laos

Lao National Museum

The Lao National Museum is located in Vientiane, Laos. It was founded as the national museum highlighting the revolution of the 1970s and is located in a French colonial building. In 2007, the United States donated a grant to help develop the museum. This museum, which was originally built in 1925 as the French governor’s residence, presents the history of Laos, highlighting the Laotian people’s struggle to free the country from foreign occupiers and imperialist forces.

Located at 17.9669, 102.607 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Museums in Laos, Buildings and structures in Vientiane, Houses completed in 1925

Wat Si Muang

Wat Si Muang or Simuong is a Buddhist temple in Vientiane, the capital of Laos. This temple was built in 1563. Located near the eastern entrance to the city centre, on the road leading from the Friendship Bridge to Thailand, the small temple was built on the ruins of a Khmer Hindu shrine, the remains of which can be seen behind the ordination hall. A statue of King Sisavang Vong stands in front of Wat Simuang. Inside, the sim is unusually divided into two rooms.

Located at 17.9579, 102.617 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Buddhist temples in Laos, Buildings and structures in Vientiane

Mahosot Hospital

Mahosot Hospital-Wellcome Trust-University of Oxford Infectious Disease Centre known as Mahosot Hospital is a hospital in Vientiane, Laos. It is the first and most important centre in the country which is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases and also serves as an important medical research and training centre.

Located at 17.9599, 102.612 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Hospitals in Laos, Buildings and structures in Vientiane, Hospitals with year of establishment missing

Wat Ong Teu Mahawihan

Wat Ong Teu Mahawihan (Temple of the Heavy Buddha) is one of many Buddhist Monasteries that are present in the city of Vientiane in Laos. This name is given to the temple due to the large, bronze Phra Ong Teu Buddha image that is present within the temple: the largest Buddha in Vientiane.

Located at 17.9656, 102.604 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Articles created via the Article Wizard, Buddhist temples in Laos, Religion in Laos


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