Located on a curve of the Mekong River, the capital of Laos, Vientiane is the home to the most significant national monument in Laos – That Luang (Great Stupa). Wat Sisaket, built in 1818, is one of the oldest temples in Vientiane. Other Buddhist holy places are Wat Ong Teu Mahavihan, Wat Si Muang, Hor Phakeo and more. Whereas, the Lao National Museum displays an interesting mixture of revolutionary and contemporary exhibitions. Talat Sao (morning market) offers a wide range of colourful textiles including silks, wall-hangings and other decorative pieces. Vientiane Capital is a multicultural town and French, Indian, Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants that serve both Lao and specialty dishes.