Vientiane – City of Sandalwood

During my trip to Laos, this was our last station to spend one night. This is the capital of Laos.

Vientiane literally “City of Sandalwood” is the capital city of Laos, situated in the Mekong Valley. It is also Laos’s largest city. Sri Sattanak, or Sisattanak is a former name of Vientiane. It is often confused with Sri Sattanakanahut, the Pali name of Lan Xang, the Kingdom of the Million Elephants. Sisattanak now is the name of one of the five districts of the city Vientiane.

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