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Vientiane City Wall in Vientiane, Laos

Was built at the same time of the promulgation of Vientiane as the capital city. In the middle of 16 century, it was destroyed by Siamese troops. Currently there are only ruins left to see.

There were three brick walls surrounding Vientiane on both banks of the Mekong. The length of the first wall was 4 kilometers (it is now Setthathirath road); within this wall area included castles of the King, Latsavong’ followers and noblemen and important religious temple such as Somdetsangkharath (king of the Buddha) currently located in the area of Lane Xang hotel.

The length of the second wall was 14 kilometers and was built from brick mixed with tough mud. This wall prevented enemy from invasion (khouvieng road).

Trace of the third wall can still be found in the area from the old brick kiln at Ban Thongsangnang, Ban Savang Chanthabouly District alongside Hongxaeng and hongkaikeo canal extending into the Saysettha District, alongside That Luang lake; passing Ban Dongsavath to Ban Nonghai Tai, hatsaifong District (city wall road), across Thadeau road alongside Dondu road, ending at the bank of the Mekong. The total length of the wall is 14,239 meters. However, only 35% is left standing today.

Tourists are invited to see more and study further at the exhibition hall at Ban Nonghai, City wall road close to the Nonghai traffic light.
   


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