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On the banks of the Mococoíng River in Laois, lies the city of Wuyenne, the capital of the state. About 80 kilometers to the north, a series of mountain massifs rise up from it. In the streets of the city, the architectural structures of the Colonial era and the traditional buildings of Los Angeles are beautifully combined. Next to the French-style houses, the Buddhist temples are well kept.

The name of the capital means City of the Sunda Tree in Lusaka. Vientiane was laid in 1560. It was founded by the King of the State, Lan Sang-Suetthatharat. The city was originally founded as the capital. In 1707, Vientiane became the hometown of the kingdom with the same name, which in 1779 was taken by Pahrae Chakri, the general of the Syrian army. In 1899, Vientiane was transformed into the capital of Laois, under the French protectorate. The symbol of the identity of the Latvian people has long been known as the Stupa Põh Thathálúng. The structure, built in the 16th century, is now a rendition of the Láoso Buddhist patriarchy. A large number of religious pilgrims from various Buddhist countries gather around it every fall during the religious season. Those wishing to enter the inner sanctum are only allowed in the inner courtyard of the stupa.

The Izumrududa Shrine is among the selected buildings of the city. For 200 years, the statue of the Mother of God was housed within its walls, which is now housed in Bangkok. There is now a museum in the shrine. Among its exhibits are items of the Kings family and their attire. In addition, there are iconic statues of the Buddha in the inner halls.

About 7,000 statues of the Buddha, made of bronze, wood, clay and silver, are preserved in the Sacramento Watershed. The main statue of the Buddha, located in the sacred hall, dates from the 18th century. Next to it is a wooden candle in gold, made in 1819.

The citys decoration is the Arch of Patois, commemorating the soldiers who fought for the independence and liberation of the country from the colonial rule of France. In addition to the Buddhist temples, several churches and a chapel tower on the citys streets.

100 USD = 2,193,526.34 LAK

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  • Air quality: 34 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 210,000 people
  • GDP: $2,339 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 3 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Unitel
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: Tipping is not expected in Laos but a little spare change left at the end of a meal or taxi journey will be highly appreciated and will probably make a big difference to the worker’s daily wage. 10% at the end of a meal and rounding up a taxi fare is a generous way of showing your thanks for good service.
  • Apartment listings: ImmoLaos
  • Apartments: Airbnb
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  • Best coworking space: Toh Lao
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Air Asia
  • Best intl air carrier: Vietnam
  • Monthly costs for expat: $700
  • Monthly costs for family: $1500
  • Monthly costs for local: $440
  • Meal: $2.5
  • Small Cola: $0.4
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1.3
  • Coffee: $0.9

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