Vientiane

Vientiane

About Vientiane

Vientiane is the capital and largest city of Laos, situated on the Mekong River near the border with Thailand. Vientiane became the capital in 1563 due to fears of a Burmese invasion. During French rule, Vientiane was the administrative capital and, due to economic growth in recent times, it has now become the economic centre of Laos.

Contributions by LaotianBoy1991, Wikimania21, and Rosiestep.