Vientiane Expat City Guide

Compared to other places in Southeast Asia, Vientiane is a delightfully quiet city, nestled into a wide bend of the Mekong River. On the streets you’ll hear people speaking Lao, Thai, Chinese, French and English. It’s a minor crossroads on the cusp of major changes. Whether you’re a Thai visa runner whiling away the hours with Beer Lao, an NGO volunteer on assignment, or a backpacker en route to Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang – you’re sure to find more than a few points of interest in the Laos capital.



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One of the goals of City Walls is to provide objective information about the cities we cover. We leave out subjective opinion as much as possible and update the information as often as necessary. City Walls aims to be the definitive expat guide for people living and traveling in Vientiane.