Laos - the Roof of Indochina
Laos is located in northern Indochina. As the highest altitude on
the Indochina Peninsula, so it is said to be the "roof of
Indochina." The full name of the country is the Lao People's
Democratic Republic. Laos covers an area of 236,800 square
kilometers, and has a population of 5.5 million, including more than
60 tribes, and the three major Lao Sung ethnic groups. Most
Residents are Buddhist. The language is Lao. The currency is the
Kip, and the capital is Vientiane (Vientiane).
The flag is red on top and bottom, with a middle of blue. In the
middle of the blue is a white moon. Red symbolizes leather
warehouse, while blue represents territory! White Park is the
leading symbol of the People's Revolutionary Party.
Xang was built in 1353 AD, the heyday of Laotian history. In 1893,
Laos was reduced to a French "protectorate." In 1940, Laos was
occupied by Japan. On October 12, 1945, Laos declared independence.
In 1946, France once again invaded. After the French withdrawal in
1954, the IUnited States invaded. In 1964, with U.S. support for
pro-U.S. coalition forces destroyed, attack the Liberated Areas. In
February 1973, the parties signed the Lao in Laos treaty, resulting
in hhe restoration of peace and agreements of ethnic harmony. In
1974, Laos established a new coalition government. In 1975, the
monarchy was abolished, establishing the Lao People's Democratic
Economic and Cultural Customs
Laos' economy is dominated by agriculture. Rice cultivation accounts
for 80% of arable land. Agricultural products include rice, corn,
potatoes, coffee, tobacco, peanuts. and cotton. Benzoin is a famous
specialty; Laos "Siam benzoin" production in the world. Forest cover
is about 42%, producing teak, rosewood, and other valuable timber.
When Laotian people meet, they line their hands together in honor
of guests. The most common and solemn ceremony is "tied the line,"
Lao said, "Pakistan President." Often led by women or girls, a white
line of incense-impregnated will be tied to the hands of friends and
A famous Buddhist temple, on par with the Angkor Wat Temple in
Cambodia. Located at an altitude of 1,200 meters on the side of the
Fu Ji mountains. Large-scale and complex, it extends a few hundred
meters down the mountainside, all with carved stone blocks of
various designs. Only the Buddha is complete; the original two stone
palaces are now crumbled.