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Map of Vientiane Prefecture district in Laos

Basic information about Vientiane_Prefecture
Vientiane or Viengchan (also known as Urban Vientiane, Vieng Chan or Viang Chan) (Lao: ນະຄອນຫຼວງວຽງຈັນ, Nakhônlouang ViangChan) is a prefecture of Laos, located in the north-west of the country. The national capital, Vientiane, is located in the prefecture. The prefecture was created in 1989, when it was split off from Vientiane Province. Located on a curve of the Mekong River, and bordering Thailand, the prefecture covers an area of 3,920 km2 (1,510 sq mi). Vientiane city was built in the 16th century under the reign of King Saysethathirath. The older part of the city has ancient temples, museums, monuments and parks. Protected areas in the prefecture include Phou Khao Khouay National Protected Area, Phou Phanang National Protected Area and Houay Ngang Forest Reserve, a good area for bird and butterfly watching.
Cities, towns & villages in Vientiane Prefecture
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VientianeVientiane (/vjɛnˈtjɑːn/; French pronunciation: ​[vjɛ̃ˈtjan]; Lao: ວຽງຈັນ, Viang chan, IPA: [wíəŋ tɕàn]) is the capital and largest city of Laos, on the banks of the Mekong River near the border with Thailand. Vientiane became the capital in 1563 due to fears of a Burmese invasion, but ironically, the city was razed and looted to the ground in 1827 by the Siamese (Thai). Vientiane was the administrative capital during French rule and, due to economic growth in recent times, is now the economic centre of Laos. Show Vientianeon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Vientiane Prefecture
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Vientiane PrefectureVientiane or Viengchan (also known as Urban Vientiane, Vieng Chan or Viang Chan) (Lao: Nakhônlouang ViangChan) is a prefecture of Laos, located in the north-west of the country. The national capital, Vientiane, is located in the prefecture. The prefecture was created in 1989, when it was split off from Vientiane Province. Protected areas in the prefecture include Phou Khao Khouay National Protected Area, Phou Phanang National Protected Area and Houay Ngang Forest Reserve, a good area for bird and butterfly watching.Show on map
Different buildings in Vientiane Prefecture
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Mahosot HospitalMahosot Hospital-Wellcome Trust-University of Oxford Infectious Disease Centre known as Mahosot Hospital is a hospital in Vientiane, Laos. It is the first and most important centre in the country which is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases and also serves as an important medical research and training centre. Given the relatively low WHO life expectancy in the country at just 68 years, with diseases such as typhus, typhoid, malaria and bacteraemia, the centre has a highly important task in improving the country's health.Show on map
Talat SaoTalat Sao (Lao: is a morning market in Vientiane, Laos. At the eastern corner of Lan Xang Rd. and Khu Vieng Rd. in the heart of Vientiane, the morning market is open daily from 07:00 until around 16:00. The market is two-storey and covered by several sloping roofs. It is a popular tourist destination. The market consists of many small shops, restaurants, fruit and vegetable vendors; jewellery; silk; wooden crafts; musical instruments; electronics; home appliances; housewares, CDs and DVDs/VCDs, and grocery items. Depending on the time of day and the weather conditions the market can be nearly empty or full to capacity.Show on map
Lao Plaza HotelLao Plaza Hotel is a hotel at 63 Samsenthai Road, Vientiane, Laos, located next to the Lao National Museum. It build itself as the first 5-star hotel in Laos, also most travel guides cite the smaller boutique Settha Palace Hotel as the finest hotel in the city.The rooms of the hotel are described by Frommers as \"bland\" and decorated in beige and blue.The hotel has 142 rooms and there are 3 restaurants, May Yuan Chinese Restaurant, KIKU Japanese Restaurant and Dok Champa-Casual Dining which serves authentic premier dishes and international cuisine.Show on map
Wattay International AirportWattay International Airport (IATA: VTE, ICAO: VLVT) is one of the few international airports in Laos. It is located 3 km (2 mi) outside of the city centre of its capital, Vientiane. The airport consists of an old and small domestic terminal and a new international terminal. There is a military (air force) installation at one end of the airport. It is a base for Lao Air Force. The airport is in Sikhodtabong District in Vientiane.Show on map
That DamThat Dam (Lao ທາດດຳ, meaning Black Stupa) is a large stupa located in Vientiane, Laos. Many Laotians believe it is inhabited by a seven-headed nāga who tried to protect them from an invasion by the Siamese army in 1827.Show on map
Wat Si MuangWat Si Muang or Simuong is a Buddhist temple located in Vientiane, the capital of Laos.Show on map