These colonial houses are around the old center of town. They were originally residential houses built between 1914 and 1930 for the French colonial officials and administrators. The French brought Vietnamese masons and carpenters since they were already trained to build French style houses. Most of these laborers settled in Ban Anou, the old Vietnamese “village” in Vientiane.  Photo 2 of 14 in Living in Laos

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These colonial houses are around the old center of town. They were originally residential houses built between 1914 and 1930 for the French colonial officials and administrators. The French brought Vietnamese masons and carpenters since they were already trained to build French style houses. Most of these laborers settled in Ban Anou, the old Vietnamese “village” in Vientiane.

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