Laos Overview

Country Profile

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).

Laos National Flag

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.

Laos Country Flag

History Summary

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 Republic.

Economy and Culture Overview

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 family.

Wap Temple

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.

Laos Map

Laos Map

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