Beau Rivage Mekong Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBeau Rivage Mekong Hotel Vientiane
Liked the hotel, good service, cute rooms and a nice restaurant right next door.
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I had a tour round the city this morning that the hotel organised for me. Cost 180,000 kip (£20) in my own little open sided tuk tuk van but it was well worth it. Saw the three important temples (sisaket vat and that dam stupa and the magnificent Thatluang Stupa) , the main archway Patouxay monument, the Cope centre and the morning market at …
... it was a mere 136 miles. Hence, we didn't expect it to take over twelve hours. The reason was that the route involved gong up into the mountains and amongst windy mountain edges. We were lucky to get up to 30mph, but eventually arrived in Luang Prabang at 9pm. Luckily reception was still open at Villa Philayack, so we were able to check in, and get settled to our new room. Finding food, however, was a bit more problematic, and we ended up just settling for a very basic Laotian ...
... Communist memorabilia that praises Lenin. In addition, the labels call the French and Americans "imperialists" and Laotian allies of these countries "imperialist puppets." An example of a label was "these weapons were used by the US imperialists against the Laotian working class," and "National heroes who were imprisoned and executed by the American imperialists and their puppets."
Overall, the museum was ...