Throughout Southeast Asia, we have been struck by how much yellow we see. Flags, shirts, signs, etc. are very frequently yellow in color, or have yellow as a dominant theme. In Thailand, apparently people started wearing yellow shirts on regular occasions in honor of the king’s birthday, or the anniversary of his succession to the throne. That’s just one example. Elsewhere, yellow is symbolic of Buddhism, so it obviously gets a lot of attention. Vientiane, the capital of Laos, may qualify as the all time most mellow capital city in the world, which when coupled with the prevalent theme of yellow, had me humming the mellow yellow song throughout our 24 hour stay.
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VIENTIAN 3 DAYS