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Basic information about Vientiane
Vientiane Province (also known as rural Vientiane) (Lao ວຽງຈັນ) is a province of Laos, located in the northwest of the country. As of 2004 the province had a total population of 373,700 people. Vientiane Province is a large province, covering an area of 15,927 square kilometres (6,149 sq mi) with 10 districts in mid north-western Laos. The province borders Luang Prabang Province to the north, Xiangkhouang Province to the northeast, Bolikhamxai Province to the east, Vientiane Prefecture and Thailand to the south, and Xaignabouli Province to the west. The principal towns are Vang Vieng and Muang Phôn-Hông. Several kilometres to the south of Vang Vieng is one of Laos's largest lakes, Nam Ngum. Much of this area, particularly the forests of the southern part, are under the Phou Khao Khouay National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area. The principal rivers flowing through the province are the Nam Song River, Nam Ngum River and the Nam Lik River. In the mid-16th century, Vientiane under King Setthathirat's rule became prosperous. It became a major centre of Buddhist teachings and many wats were built.In 1989, the province was split into two halves — the Vientiane Prefecture containing the city Vientiane itself, and the remaining province. Since 2000, tourism in the region has rocketed, with many thousands visiting Vientiane and Vang Vieng every year. In recent years, new investment has gone into the suburbs of Vientiane.
Cities, towns & villages in Vientiane
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Ban PhahomBan Phahom, also Phahom and Ban Thamtem, is a village in Vientiane Province, Laos. It is located north along Route 13 from Vang Vieng, 5.9 kilometres (3.7 mi) to the northwest of Ban Pha Tang. The terrain is mountainous and steep. The name means \"narrow cliff\" because the village is \"bounded to the north by the vertical face of an about 60 m high rock which protrudes dramatically.\" Show Ban Phahomon the map
Ban PakpoBan Pakpo, also Pak Pok or Pakpo, is a village in Vientiane Province, Laos. It is located north along Route 13 from Vang Vieng, not far from the eastern bank of the Nam Song River. To the northwest of the village is the Tham Pha Thao cave and the Tham Sang Triangle of four caves. Show Ban Pakpoon the map
VangviangVang Vieng (Lao: ວັງວຽງ) is a tourist-oriented town in Laos in Vientiane Province about four hours bus ride north of the capital. The town lies on the Nam Song River. The most notable feature of the area is the karst hill landscape surrounding the town. Show Vangviangon the map
Ban NampoBan Nampo is a village in Vientiane Province, Laos. It is located north along Route 13 from Vang Vieng, not far from the eastern bank of the Nam Song River. The Nam Po River flows into the Nam Song to the south. To the north is the village of Pak Pok. Show Ban Nampoon the map
Muang KasiMuang Kasi is a river town in Vientiane Province, Laos. It is located to the north of Ban Thieng along Route 13. The Pathet Lao were active in Muang Kasi. Show Muang Kasion the map
Muang Phôn-HôngMuang Phôn-Hông (Lao language: ໂພນໂຮງ) is a town and capital of Vientiane Province, Laos. Show Muang Phôn-Hôngon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Vientiane
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Vientiane ProvinceVientiane Province (also known as rural Vientiane) (Lao ວຽງຈັນ) is a province of Laos, located in the northwest of the country. As of 2004 the province had a total population of 373,700 people. Vientiane Province is a large province, covering an area of 15,927 square kilometres (6,149 sq mi) with 10 districts in mid north-western Laos. The province borders Luang Prabang Province to the north, Xiangkhouang Province to the northeast, Bolikhamxai Province to the east, Vientiane Prefecture and Thailand to the south, and Xaignabouli Province to the west. The principal towns are Vang Vieng and Muang Phôn-Hông. Several kilometres to the south of Vang Vieng is one of Laos's largest lakes, Nam Ngum. Much of this area, particularly the forests of the southern part, are under the Phou Khao Khouay NatShow on map
Different buildings in Vientiane
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Nam Ngum DamThe Nam Ngum Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Nam Ngum river, a major tributary of the Mekong in Laos. It was the first hydropower dam built in Lao PDR. It was constructed in three stages, beginning in with stage I in 1968 and ending with the completion of stage III in 1984. The Mekong Commission first implemented the dam project as part of the national development plan. The project was mainly focused on harnessing Lao PDR’s hydropower potential, but it has also striven to achieve flood protection, implement lift irrigation, facilitate lake fishery, and develop Lao PDR’s tourism industry. The Nam Ngum Dam has a capacity of 155MW and generates most of Laos' electricity, including all the power used in the capital, Vientiane. Additionally 70% to 80% of electricity created by the dam is expoShow on map