A report on LaosThailand and Mueang

Pha That Luang in Vientiane is the national symbol of Laos.
SPPM Mongkut Rex Siamensium, King Mongkut's signature
Fa Ngum, founder of the Lan Xang Kingdom
Map showing geographic distribution of Tai-Kadai linguistic family. Arrows represent general pattern of the migration of Tai-speaking tribes along the rivers and over the lower passes.
Local Lao soldiers in the French Colonial guard, c. 1900
Taksin the Great enthroned himself as a Thai king, 1767.
French General Salan and Prince Sisavang Vatthana in Luang Prabang, 4 May 1953
Coronation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Ruins of Muang Khoun, former capital of Xiangkhouang province, destroyed by the American bombing of Laos in the late 1960s
United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship, Red Shirts, protest in 2010
Pathet Lao soldiers in Vientiane, 1972
Thailand map of Köppen climate classification.
Mekong River flowing through Luang Prabang
The population of Asian elephants in Thailand's wild has dropped to an estimated 2,000–3,000.
Paddy fields in Laos
Sappaya-Sapasathan, the current Parliament House of Thailand
Laos map of Köppen climate classification.
King Bhumibol Adulyadej in a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama, 18 November 2012
Flag of the ruling Lao People's Revolutionary Party
The HTMS Chakri Naruebet, an aircraft carrier of the Royal Thai Navy
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ASEAN heads of state in New Delhi on 25 January 2018
A Royal Thai Air Force JAS 39 Gripen
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith with Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2016
A proportional representation of Thailand exports, 2019
Hmong girls in Laos, 1973
Sathorn in Bangkok is a skyscraper-studded business district that is home to major hotels and embassies.
A proportional representation of Laos exports, 2019
Development of real GDP per capita, 1890 to 2018
GDP per capita development in Laos
A proportional representation of Thailand's exports
Near the sanctuary on the main upper level of Vat Phou, looking back towards the Mekong River
Thailand has long been one of the largest rice exporters in the world. Forty-nine percent of Thailand's labour force is employed in agriculture.
Rivers are an important means of transport in Laos.
Scientists are working in the lab
Pha That Luang in Vientiane. The Buddhist stupa that is a national symbol of Laos.
The BTS Skytrain is an elevated rapid transit system in Bangkok
Mahosot Hospital in Vientiane.
Population pyramid 2016
National University of Laos in Vientiane.
Hill tribes girls in the Northeast of Thailand
An example of Lao cuisine
Samanera of Theravada Buddhism, the most practised religion in Thailand.
Lao women wearing sinhs
Chulalongkorn University, established in 1917, is the oldest university in Thailand.
Lao dancers during the New Year celebration
Thailand is a country where school uniform is mandatory.
New Laos National Stadium in Vientiane.
Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, the oldest and largest hospital in Thailand.
Wat Nong Sikhounmuang - buddhist pagoda in Luang Prabang.
Thai women wearing sabai, Jim Thompson House
People floating krathong rafts during the Loi Krathong festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Scene from the Ramakien depicted on a mural at Wat Phra Kaew.
Two sculptures guarding the eastern gate to the main chapel of Wat Arun.
Sculptures of Phra Aphai Mani and the Mermaid from the epic poem Phra Aphai Mani, a work of Sunthorn Phu.
Khon show is the most stylised form of Thai performance.
Muay Thai, Thailand's signature sport
Lumpinee Boxing Stadium

Mueang (เมือง mɯ̄ang, ), Muang (ເມືອງ mɯ́ang, ; Tai Nuea: ᥛᥫᥒᥰ muang), Mong ( mə́ŋ, ), Meng or Mường (Vietnamese), were pre-modern semi-independent city-states or principalities in mainland Southeast Asia, adjacent regions of Northeast India and Southern China, including what is now Thailand, Laos, Burma, Cambodia, parts of northern Vietnam, southern Yunnan, western Guangxi and Assam.

- Mueang

At the heart of the Indochinese Peninsula, Laos is bordered by Myanmar and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the southeast, and Thailand to the west and southwest.

- Laos

The country is bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the extremity of Myanmar.

- Thailand

In the Lao language, the country's name is Muang Lao (ເມືອງລາວ) or Pathet Lao (ປະເທດລາວ), both of which literally mean 'Lao Country'.

- Laos

Thais often refer to their country using the polite form prathet Thai (ประเทศไทย), they also use the more colloquial term mueang Thai (เมืองไทย) or simply Thai; the word mueang, archaically referring to a city-state, is commonly used to refer to a city or town as the centre of a region.

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