A report on LaosLan Xang and Sourigna Vongsa

Kingdom of Lan Xang (green) in 1400 CE
Statue of Fa Ngum, founder of the Lan Xang kingdom
Pha That Luang in Vientiane is the national symbol of Laos.
Mainland Southeast Asia in the early 15th century
Teal: Lan Xang
Purple: Lan Na
Orange: Sukhothai Kingdom
Blue Violet: Ayutthaya Kingdom
Red: Khmer Empire
Yellow: Champa
Blue: Đại Việt
Fa Ngum, founder of the Lan Xang Kingdom
Lan Xang and Mainland Southeast Asia in 1540 CE
Local Lao soldiers in the French Colonial guard, c. 1900
Wat Visoun, as seen by Louis Delaporte c.1867
French General Salan and Prince Sisavang Vatthana in Luang Prabang, 4 May 1953
Wat Visoun, Luang Prabang
Ruins of Muang Khoun, former capital of Xiangkhouang province, destroyed by the American bombing of Laos in the late 1960s
Statue of King Sai Setthathirath at Pha That Luang, Vientiane
Pathet Lao soldiers in Vientiane, 1972
Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang
Mekong River flowing through Luang Prabang
Seated Buddha figure from Lan Xang, 17th century
Paddy fields in Laos
Pha That Luang and its place in Vientiane
Laos map of Köppen climate classification.
Monk repainting a Nāga at Pha That Luang
Flag of the ruling Lao People's Revolutionary Party
The Khone Falls, on the Mekong River.
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ASEAN heads of state in New Delhi on 25 January 2018
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith with Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2016
Hmong girls in Laos, 1973
A proportional representation of Laos exports, 2019
GDP per capita development in Laos
Near the sanctuary on the main upper level of Vat Phou, looking back towards the Mekong River
Rivers are an important means of transport in Laos.
Pha That Luang in Vientiane. The Buddhist stupa that is a national symbol of Laos.
Mahosot Hospital in Vientiane.
National University of Laos in Vientiane.
An example of Lao cuisine
Lao women wearing sinhs
Lao dancers during the New Year celebration
New Laos National Stadium in Vientiane.
Wat Nong Sikhounmuang - buddhist pagoda in Luang Prabang.

Souligna Vongsa (ສຸຣິຍະວົງສາທັມມິກຣາດ ) was the king of Lan Xang whose reign is considered the golden age of Laos.

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Present-day Laos traces its historic and cultural identity to Lan Xang, which existed from the 14th century to the 18th century as one of the largest kingdoms in Southeast Asia.

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The kingdom is the precursor for the country of Laos and the basis for its national historic and cultural identity.

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In 1637, when Sourigna Vongsa ascended the throne, Lan Xang further expanded its frontiers.

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Under the reign of King Sourigna Vongsa (1637–1694) Lan Xang experienced a fifty seven-year period of peace and restoration.

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