The postal code of Vientiane is 01. There are also different postal codes for the different districts inside of the city of Vientiane in Laos. Chanthabuly has a postal code of 0101, Hadxaifong is 0107, Mayparkngum is 0109, Naixathong is 0105, Sangthong is 0108, Sikhottabong is 0102, Sisattanak is 0104, Xaysetha is 0103, and Xaythany is 0106.
Vientiane is the capital and largest city in Laos and is situated near the bend of the Mekong river. The city of Vientiane has an estimated population of 754,000 as of 2014. It was the administrative capital during the French regime in Laos. The word Vientiane is of French origins; some say that the word "Vientiane" means city of sandalwood while others say that it means city of the moon.
Vientiane is also the source of economic growth and development in Laos. The Laotian stock exchange opened there in 2011, and one of the three universities in Laos is located there. Vientiane is a significant tourist destination in Southeast Asia. Visitors come to see the 45-foot high Buddhist Stupa Pha That Luang, which is said to contain one of Buddha's relics and was built in 1566. Other temples and memorials in the city are also popular tourist destinations.