Friday, 23 July 2010
It was an 11 hour bus ride from Hanoi, across the Vietnam border into Laos. The landscape has changed immensely, Vietnam is quite flat, but Laos has huge mountains with a mysterious mist hanging over them, it's very beautiful. Vientiane is the captial of Laos, which is surprising as for a capital city it isn't very busy, with traffic or people, unlike Phnom Penh and Hanoi. We took a tuk tuk to to Pha That Luang, meaning 'world precious sacred stupa'. It's Lao' most important national monument and a symbol of Lao sovereignity and Buddhism. It was very impressive.