My favorite restaurant in Vientiane is called Via Via. I love the good selection of wines there and all food coming from a pizza oven. Last time I ordered a lahmacun, which was truly delicious.
Ban on smoking in public outdoor places reached Laos.
Pha That Luang is a stupa. It is the most important monument in Laos. The stupa was built in the mid-16th century when Lan Xang capital was moved from Luang Prabang to Vientiane.