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Vientiane
Journal Date: 28 October 2006
Journal Location: Vientiane - Laos
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On the bus for 8 hrs ... to Vientiane, the capital of Laos.

That Luang gives off a blinding reflection as the sun bounces off its golden surface, regilded in 1995 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Pathet Lao's proclamation of the Lao People's Democratic Republic








surrounding That Luang are a number of smaller temples








Wat Sisaket (Wat Sisaketsata Sahatsaham), Vientiane's oldest Buddhist monastery, was built by King Chao Anouvong in 1818. Its Siamese style perhaps saved it from the Siamese armies who sacked Vientiane in 1828. The inner sanctuary contains a large number of Buddha statues dating back to the 16th to 19th centuries








hmmm .. looks like paris but , its the Patuxai, the Arch or Gate of Triumph, formerly the Anousavary or Anosavari Monument, is a monument in the center of Vientiane built in 1960. It is an arch with an observation deck on top, built to commemorate Lao who had died in struggle for indepence from France.


and look what we found for food !! the locals like a bug or two ... not us !

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