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Called the 'vertical runway' as the cement used in it's construction was intended for a new airport.
Buddhas, Temples & Lots of Walking in Vientiane - Lao's Capital City

March 22nd 2015
My pick up for the bus trip to Vientiane was earlier than expected, around 7.30am. Thankfully I was ready and at reception when he arrived with an electric people mover, definately a first. The bus to Vientiane was a full sized coach and I claimed a seat in the back corner with plenty of leg room and the only window that opened, I later discovered. Many of ... read more
Asia » Laos » West » Vientiane

Lao or Laotian Flag Laos was under the control of Siam (Thailand) from the late 18th century until the late 19th century when it became part of French Indochina. The Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1907 defined the current Lao border with Thailand. In 1975, the Communist Pathe... ... read more
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31st March 2015

Laos
We loved our time in Vientiane. We were there during the boat festival/races. A lovely town and architecture. Thanks for the memories.

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