Having some basic Vientiane information can be rather beneficial, especially if this is your first time travelling to the Lao capital. The centre of Laos’s culture, commerce and administration, Vientiane remains relatively traditional, with locals practising customs and beliefs that date back centuries.

The Lao people are known to be very hospitable, but knowing basic etiquette really does go a long way here. Before starting on your sightseeing journey, have a read through our guide of tips, information, and unspoken rules you may not know about Vientiane.

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