The capital of Laos is located on the banks of Mekong River near the Thailand border. It is still a developing city but is already popular among tourists visiting some major attractions in other parts of the country. Vientiane, itself, has known places to visit like the Pha That Luang, Wat Si Muang, Buddha Park and Patuxai.


Other sites to see include: Haw Phra Kaew, Lao National Museum, Talat Sao Morning market, That Dam and the Sanjiang market.

  • Total amount spent for this trip on air fare, transfers and accommodation is LAK 1,493,826 about PHP 8,670 (USD 184.50)

    Exchange rate at the time of travel (July 2016) was
    1 USD = 47 PHP = 8,100 LAK

  •  RouteMode* Travel TimeAmount
    (Lao Kip)
      Kuala Lumpur to VientianeAir Asia +20kg
    meal and standard seat
     3 Hours553,752
      Airport to HostelTaxi10 Minutes19,000
      Hostel to AirportTaxi10 Minutes40,000 
      Vientiane to Kuala LumpurAir Asia +20kg
    meal and standard seat
     3 Hours801,074

    * Approximate

    The fixed rate for taxi from airport to Niny Backpackers Hostel was 57,000 Kips. I met at the airport a German girl and an Italian guy who were also going to the same hostel so we went together and just split the fare.

  •   2 nights in Niny Backpackers Hostel75,000
  •   Sisaket Museum5,000
  • White chicken with rice in a food stall at the riverside is 15,000 Kips

    Seafood Biryani in Dhaka Restaurant and lassi is 35,000 Kips

    Chicken noodle soup with unlimited herbs is 10,000 Kips

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