If you want to escape and unwind, visit one of Vientiane’s upmarket, absurdly cheap spas or dine at a gourmet restaurant hugging Fountain Square. Cheaper but good fresh food is served at the bamboo restaurants that flank the Mekong and help make Vientiane a foodie magnet.

The article claims Viangchan means “City of the Moon”, but I don’t think that’s true.

So yeah, it’s a cool place. Go visit it.