Vientiane, Laos' national capital, mixes French-colonial architecture with Buddhist temples such as the golden, 16th-century Pha That Luang, which is a national symbol. Along broad boulevards and tree-lined streets are many notable shrines including Wat Si Saket, which features thousands of Buddha images, and Wat Si Muang, built atop a Hindu shrine.
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|Languages Spoken||Sinhala, Tamil|
|Currency Used||Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)|
|Ares (km2)||65,610 km2|
|Capital||Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte|
|Time zone||UTC +5:30|