Things have changed so much since the last Boun That Luang I’ve attended in 2008. I saw the changes around the city and the country when I was in Laos earlier last year (February-March). I’ve read about the That Luang square expansion project and of the new four-lane road, leading to the grand Pha That Luang stupa.
It was a beautiful sight to see the new look at the rear entrance of Pha That Luang, which is now known as the front entrance for the local people. I was too exhausted and didn’t have the energy to stroll down the road but will do that the next time I am in Vientiane.