VIENTIANE IS THE CAPITAL OF LAOS KNOWN AS CITY OF SANDAL WOOD OR CITY OF MOON BUT THE NAME ORIGINATED IN FRENCH.THE CITY IS THE TRADE CENTER OF LAOS AND THEY HOSTED THE SOUTHEAST ASIAN GAMES LAST DECEMBER 2009.

THIS IS THE ONLY CITY WITHOUT MCDONALD OR KENTUCKY CHICKEN..ANYWHERE YOU GO EVERYBODY DOING BUSINESS TO AUGMENT ON THEIR DAILY LIFE.

  • FOR MIDDLE OR POOR PEOPLE, MOTORCYCLE IS COMMON MODE OF TRANSPORTATION.TOURISM IS BOOMING, EXCEPT  WHEN YOU ARRIVE IN THE BUS STATION, TUKTUK OR TAXI DRIVER.ARE TAKING ADVATAGES TO THE TOURIST BY OVERCHARGING AND IN THE LONG RUN IT WILL AFFECT THE TOURIST INDUSTRIES  AND OVERALL OBSERVATION THE CITY IS RISING GRADULLY BUT SURE. THE FACT ABOUT LAOS DURING THE VIETNAM WAR.ACCORDING TO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC IN 1964 THE US DROPPED MORE THAN TWO MILLION TONS OF BOMB FROM 1964to1973 DURING THE VIETNAM WAR.THATS EQUAL OF PLANE LOAD OF BOMB EVERY EIGHT MINUTES FOR NINE YEARS. AND SPEND 13,3MILLION DOLLARS A DAY WHILE CONDUCTING THE AIR WAR.AND SPEND ANOTHER 12 MILLION DOLLARS TO CLEAR THOSE UNEXPLODE BOMB..US DROPPED MORE BOMB THAN THE TOTAL POPULATION OF LAOS.
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