Before leaving for Vientiane I found it really difficult to find an online map of the city. The best map for sale in Vientiane is by Hobomaps. It lists almost everything in the city and is really large. It’s obviously been written by someone who’s walked around the whole town and tried to label every building they’ve seen. There are labels like “big white house” or “carpet factory???”. Thankfully there is an online version available. The third map is probably the most readable:

Vientiane Map:


If you’re in Vientiane for any extended period of time I’d really recommend buying this map. You can get it from most mini marts or from Monument books. Until google maps can show Vientiane it’s your best option but right now it seems to think roads don’t exist in Laos.