It is an amazingly quaint and chill place with not a huge amount to do. That is the charm, really.
Here’s an interesting fact. At one point in the 70s, the US Embassy in Vientiane, Laos was the largest in the world with over 3,000 Americans posted there.
The spirits felt disrespected and needed to be appeased.
Like a turtle trapped atop a fence post, or an ill-informed strongman, one wonders how this came to be?