Spend a Long Weekend in Vientiane, Laos

by Carla Pacheco - Vientiane, 24, Laos -

Although a small city still, Vientiane, the country's capital, offers many sites for tourists to see. The city is home to many temples and Buddhist monuments, like Pha That Luang, a Buddhist stupa, one of the most favorite in Laos. In addition to temples, there are plenty of museums, markets and even bowling alleys to check out. 

I wanted to share this neat article by Naomi Lindt for the NYTimes: "36 Hours in Vientiane, Laos." If you're ever exploring Southeast Asia, this is a must. 

(Image by ILRI, on Flickr)

Here's an excerpt from her experience:

3. TEN-PIN PARTY

"Vientiane might appear to be snoozing after dinner, but things are in full swing at the Lao Bowling Center (Khounboulom Road; 856-21-218-661; 12,000 kip per game), which stays open till the wee hours on weekends. The lanes are warped, the balls dented and the pinsetters have a mind of their own, but the atmosphere can’t be beat. Enthusiastic locals applaud when any pins are knocked over, no matter if they tumble across the foul line during the approach. The young women in silk sinh, or wrapped sarongs, are particularly impressive while downing cans of Beerlao and outplaying their boyfriends."

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