Vientiane Riverfront

Dining tables arranged at sunset in Vientiane Riverfront near Eastin Vientiane

When the workday is over in Vientiane, locals head to the riverfront, which teems with a smorgasbord of activities. Located on the Mekong River that separates Vientiane from Thailand, visitors will find a colorful night market, lined with stalls selling daily necessities and food to snack on while walking the promenade. Travelers also may want to relax at a bar with a Beerlao while watching the sun set or fishermen at work. They’ll also find kids playing soccer and elders doing their nightly exercises. It’s the happening’est place in Vientiane.