Vientiane, Laos Travel Guide Last Updated: Dec 2021

Vientiane deserves its reputation as one of the most mellow capital cities on earth, but it’s also more modern than many people expect based on older travel guides. There are now some chain restaurants and newer shopping centers, plus a large waterslide park opened in 2008.

Why Visit Vientiane

Vientiane Facts

Population 210,000
Area 1,000,000
Timezone UTC+7
Currency Lao Kip
Airports Wattay International Airport (VTE)

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN Vientiane

Budget breakfastIf your hotel doesn't include breakfast you'll have many cafes and restaurants serving cheap meals nearby.$1.03 - $1.82
Budget lunchIn addition to local rice and noodle dishes you'll find great baguette sandwiches at many places.$1.27 - $2.43
Budget dinnerOutdoor meals by the Mekong are in the budget range, but so are most other restaurants in the tourist zone.$2.12 - $3.64
Beer (.640l bottle)Most restaurants and shops charge a similar price for the giant bottle of Beerlao lager. Other brands cost more.$0.79 - $1.21
Lao-lao rice whisky (.7l bottle)This clear spirit is surprisingly good considering it's the world's cheapest booze.$0.42 - $0.61
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WHEN TO VISIT Vientiane

TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL

Month High F Low F Precipitations(INCH)
January83620.3
February87650.5
March91711.3
April94753.3
May91769.7
June897711.0
July887611.0
August877613.0
September887512.0
October87733.1
November86670.4
December83620.1

Vientiane WEATHER ADVICE

SUNRISE AND SUNSET

21 Mar6:13am6:20pm
21 Jun5:34am6:47pm
21 Sep5:58am6:06pm
21 Dec6:35am5:38pm

Vientiane Hotel Seasons

Vientiane Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar7.00 - 22.00
starstarstarstarstar11.00 - 36.00
starstarstarstarstar21.00 - 51.00
starstarstarstarstar52.00 - 104.00
starstarstarstarstar70.00 - 200.00
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Vientiane Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed4.58 - 6.43

WHERE TO GO BEFORE AND AFTER