When you are in Vientiane, try to explore also some nearby attractions, e.g., a Buddha Park.
“Smoke-free Ministry of Health” or “Smoke-free Temple” are some of unique signs I’ve seen in Vientiane. 🙂
Vientiane is a capital of Laso since 1563, but it may not really feel like a capital city.
Of course, you’ll find there tourist attractions, temples or the Patuxai Victory Gate from today’s picture.
Vientiane is the capital and largest city of Laos.
While visiting Laos, I somehow got an impression that in a few years, Laos will be like Thailand,
or even they want to be like Thailand, i.e., a very popular tourist destination.
“Simply Beautiful” is an official tourism slogan of Laos.
The tourism sector in Laos is growing rapidly,
thus I always recommend to visit Laos as soon as possible,
before the country will change too much.
Laos climate can be described as hot and humid.
There is a rainy season, from May until November;
and a dry season, from December till April.
(sometimes, you may find slightly different boarders)
I visited Laos at the end of December, and it was quite pleasant.
Over 60% (some people say it’s even 90%) of people from Laos are followers of Theravada Buddhism.
It is the dominant form of religion in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand;
and it’s also practiced by minority groups in other Asian countries.
About 2/3 of people in Laos are Buddhists and 1/3 are practitioners of Laotian folk religion.