Vientiane ວຽງຈັນ, Viang chan City
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Vientiane travel guide - WikitravelVientiane (ວຽງຈັນ Vieng Chan) is the capital of Laos.
Vientiane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaVientiane (/vjɛnˈtjɑːn/; French pronunciation: [vjɛ̃ˈtjan]; Lao: ວຽງຈັນ, Viang chan, IPA: [ʋíəŋ tɕàn]) is the capital and largest city of Laos, on the banks of the Mekong River near the border with Thailand. Vientiane became the capital in 1563 due to fears of a Burmese invasion. Vientiane was the administrative capital during French rule and, due to economic growth in recent times, is now the economic centre of Laos.