where is udon thani vientiane
I hope no one visiting this post actually thinks Udon Thani is in the Laos city of Vientiane!
I recently made a post concerning traveling from Udon Thani to Vientiane, so I will link to it immediately below. Some of the other references that follow it will also be in that post; however, others will be different. I hope you’ll find at least a few of the references to be interesting, or and/maybe even helpful. A few are going to require an assist from Google Translate, unless you are versatile in that specific language:
Vientiane Travel Guide. #. As the economic and cultural hub of Laos, hugging close on the border with Thailand (Udon Thani and Nong Khai), Vientiane offers a little-explored capital city in the heart of Southeast Asia. Humid …
Publish Date: 07/30/2012 23:32
A few practical tips for getting to Vientiane … As Lao’s capital and largest city, Vientiane is the best connected city in the country. Regular flights connect it with major Southeast Asian cities and smaller cities within Laos.
Publish Date: 07/31/2011 5:39
Having found out I had to go to Vientiane for a meeting my first reaction was #@!* — what a trip, or words to that effect, until my wife pointed out there was a Chiang Mai to Udon Thani flight (CNX-UTH). This is extremely convenient, with Nok Air …
Publish Date: 06/16/2011 5:20
i woke up in a beautiful island named Phi Phi. and as usual, i woke up late. that morning, i was bound to Laos; Vientiane. that day, i was supposed to take the boat to Phuket then a plane to Udon Thani then a bus, or whatever, …
Publish Date: 09/10/2013 10:33
You will have no problem finding transport to Nong Khai at that time. When you arrive at Udon Thani Airport, walk straight out of the arrival hall to the Limousine Service counter: a limousine service is available after every flight.
Publish Date: 08/08/2012 1:00
Für 22.000 Kip (etwa 2,20€) kaufte ich mein Ticket von Vientiane nach Udon Thani und musste noch 2.000 Kip drauf legen weil es ein Samstag war. Busse fahren um 9:00, 10:30, 11:30, 14:00, 15:00, 16:30 und 18:00 ab und …
Publish Date: 06/25/2013 3:22
Udon Thani, Isaan And Vientiane, Laos. In order to qualify for a twelve-months’ visa in Thailand, you have to have a certain amount of money in the bank: 400,000 Baht if you are married to a Thai and 800,000 if you are not married. (I have …
Publish Date: 12/20/2011 16:59
Selepas keluar dari bandara langsung cari limusin ke terminal bus Udon Thani (THB80). Rencana awal gw yaitu dari terminal bus Udon Thani gw nyambung langsung naek bus tujuan Vientiane. Nggak seperti dengan …
Publish Date: 10/01/2013 20:27
We take a stopover in Udon Thani, a sprawling city with absolutely nothing to do here. But it’s where we decided to stop after getting a two local buses from Sukhothai. We book in to a mega cheap but quite nice hotel which is …
Publish Date: 12/13/2012 8:09
When I arrived in Vientiane in September1966, Vientiane was completely submerged (as was Nongkhai & Udon Thani) with the exception of KM3 – Thadeua Road, That Luang and the Patouxay, then known as the Vertical …
Publish Date: 10/06/2013 23:32
DMK: Udon Thani, Thailand – Vientiane, Laos. Day 4 – (21/10/2012 – Sunday) Route: Udon Thani – Nong Khai border- Vientiane Distance: 80.8km. Hotel: City Inn, Vientiane
Publish Date: 11/03/2012 4:13
Chào cả nhà Phượt. Trong chuyến ra thăm quê ở Huế, lại có một người cậu đang làm việc ở VienTiane Laos nên nãy ý định phượt sang Laos một chuyến, rồi như thế lên đường, qua VienTiane thì gặp mưa 2 ngày trời vì bên …
Publish Date: 06/30/2013 8:03
… on their currency, the Kip. Vientiane, the capital city of Laos was established in 1563 close to the Thai… … The Udon Thani International Airport located in the north of Thailand was my ticket home. This true INTERNATIONAL …
Publish Date: 10/09/2013 3:23
From Bangkok many visitors choose to fly into Udon Thani in Thailand, and cross the border by bus, as this domestic flight is considerably cheaper than a direct international flight to Vientiane. There is a direct shuttle from Udon Thani airport to …
Publish Date: 10/21/2013 0:00
Vientiane – Khon Kaene: VIENTIANE-THAI1.jpg. Vientiane – Nong Khai: VIENTIANE-THAI2.jpg. Vientiane – Udon Thani: VIENTIANE-THAI3.jpg. Vientiane – Bangkok: VIENTIANE-THAI4.jpg. For more bus timetable in Laos, visit …
Publish Date: 10/31/2012 0:00
Bye Vientiane, onto Thailand. I cannot believe that I made to the Udon Thani airport. It’s a baby Jesus miracle, I thought for sure I would miss my flight and be that much further away from enjoying McDonald’s. The staff at my …
Publish Date: 02/03/2013 22:00
Yesterday: 8:30 p.m. bus from Chiangmai to Udon Thani, near the Laos border. Arrive 7:00 a.m., eleven hours later. Slept hardly but went through some prolonged quasi-meditative, half-awake states that made me not want …
Publish Date: 10/10/2013 11:54
Ngày 0-1: Bến xe nước ngầm – Vientiane – Udonthani. Vì bác mình tắc đường đến muộn nên mãi 19:20 xe mới khởi hành được. Đoàn nhà mình gồm 13 người, họ hàng nội ngoại nhà mình cả và gần như đã biết nhau từ trước …
Publish Date: 04/27/2013 20:23
The man who set in motion Laos’s scheme for a railway, to connect the capital, Vientiane, to China’s Yunnan, was handed down a suspended death sentence in July. But the conviction of an ex-railway minister in China is not the end of South-
Publish Date: 09/18/2013 20:11
This morning we headed to Suvarnabhumi airport to catch our Air Asia flight to Udon Thani, a one hour journey east towards the Laos border. On arrival we caught a ‘limousine’ (a.k.a minibus) for 200baht to the Thai/Laos …
Publish Date: 01/17/2012 6:59
Just across the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge is a little town called Nong Khai, which we completely bypassed to head straight to the big smoke: Udon Thani! Not actually a very big smoke in the scheme of things but much more …
Publish Date: 05/27/2013 6:11
A little overview of Vientiane, the capital of Lao PDR (People’s Democratic Republic)aka People Don’t Rush. We have … So last weekend, I decided to take a 2 hr.shared taxi across the border to Udon Thani in Thailand.
Publish Date: 09/29/2013 4:28
where is udon thani vientiane
History of Vientiane – Laos Part End
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Vientiane (pronounced /vjɛnˈtjɑːn/, Lao ວຽງຈັນ Wiang-jun; Thai เวียงจันทน์ Wiang-chan, IPA: [wíəŋ tɕàn]; literally “City of Sandalwood”) is the capital and largest city of Laos, situated in the Mekong river.
Sri Sattanak, or Sisattanak (Lao: ສີສັດຕະນາກ; Pali: श्रि शत्तनक् शिसत्तनक्), is a former name of Vientiane. It is often confused with Sri Sattanakanahut, the Pali name of Lan Xang, the Kingdom of the Million Elephants. Sisattanak now is the name of one of the five districts of the city Vientiane.
The name of the city is derived from Pali, the liturgical language of Theravada Buddhism. Its original meaning is “royal sandalwood grove” or “city of sandalwood”, this tree being highly valued in classical India for its fragrance. In modern Lao, the meaning of Vientiane is ambiguous, and is often mistakenly believed to mean “city of the moon”, because the words for ‘moon (chandra (चन्द) in Sanskrit)’ and ‘sandalwood (chandana (चन्दन) in Sanskrit)’ are written and pronounced identically as ‘jan’. However, the name in Thai, เวียงจันทน์, retains the etymologically correct spelling, and clearly indicates “city of sandalwood” as the meaning. The romanized spelling “Vientiane” is of French origin, and reflects the difficulty the French had in pronouncing the hard “j” sound in the Lao word; a common English-based spelling is “Viangchan”, or occasionally “Wiangchan”.
The great Laotian epic, the Phra Lak Phra Lam, claims that Prince Thattaradtha founded the city when he left the legendary Lao kingdom of Muong Inthapatha Maha Nakhone because he was denied the throne in favor of his younger brother. Thattaradtha founded a city called Maha Thani Si Phan Phao on the western banks of the Mekong River; this city was told to have later become today’s Udon Thani, Thailand. One day, a seven-headed Naga told Thattaradtha to start a new city on the eastern bank of the river opposite Maha Thani Si Phan Phao. The prince called this city Chanthabuly Si Sattanakhanahud; which was told to be the predecessor of modern Vientiane.
Contrary to the Phra Lak Phra Ram, most historians believe Vientiane was an early Khmer settlement centered around a Hindu temple, which the Pha That Luang would later replace. In the 11th and 12th centuries, the time when the Lao and Thai people are believed to have entered Southeast Asia from Southern China, the few remaining Khmers in the area were either killed, removed, or assimilated into the Lao civilization, which would soon overtake the area.
In 1354, when Fa Ngum founded the kingdom of Lan Xang, Vientiane became an important administrative city, even though it was not made the capital. King Setthathirath officially established it as the capital of Lan Xang in 1563, to avoid Burmese invasion. When Lan Xang fell apart in 1707, it became an independent Kingdom of Vientiane. In 1779, it was conquered by the Siamese general Phraya Chakri and made a vassal of Siam.
When King Anouvong raised an unsuccessful rebellion, it was obliterated by Siamese armies in 1827. The city was burned to the ground and was looted of nearly all Laotian artifacts including Buddha statues and people. Vientiane was in great disrepair when the French arrived, arrived to only find a depopulated region with even the great city of Vientiane disappearing into the forest.It eventually passed to French rule in 1893. It became the capital of the French protectorate of Laos in 1899. The French rebuilt the city and rebuilt or repaired Buddhist temples such as Pha That Luang, Haw Phra Kaew, and left many colonial buildings behind.
During World War II, Vientiane fell with little resistance and was occupied by Japanese forces, under the command of Sako Masanori, on 9 March 1945. French paratroopers arrived and “liberated” the city on April 24, 1945.
As the Laotian Civil War broke out between the Royal Lao Government and the Pathet Lao, Vientiane became unstabled. In August 1960, Kong Le seized the capital and insisted that Souvanna Phouma, become Prime Minister. In mid-December, General Phoumi then seized the capital and overthrew the Phouma Government and installed Boun Oum as Prime Minister. In mid-1975, Pathet Lao troops had move towards the city and American personnel began evacuating the capital. On August 23, 1975, a contingent of 50 Pathet Lao women, symbolically “liberated” the city.
Vientiane was the host of the incident free 2009 Southeast Asian Games, with 18 disciplines being dropped from the previous games held in Thailand due to Laos’ landlocked state and the lack of adequate facilities in Vientiane.