A report on Laos

Pha That Luang in Vientiane is the national symbol of Laos.
Fa Ngum, founder of the Lan Xang Kingdom
Local Lao soldiers in the French Colonial guard, c. 1900
French General Salan and Prince Sisavang Vatthana in Luang Prabang, 4 May 1953
Ruins of Muang Khoun, former capital of Xiangkhouang province, destroyed by the American bombing of Laos in the late 1960s
Pathet Lao soldiers in Vientiane, 1972
Mekong River flowing through Luang Prabang
Paddy fields in Laos
Laos map of Köppen climate classification.
Flag of the ruling Lao People's Revolutionary Party
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.

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Thanaleng railway station

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A train stops at Thanaleng station

Thanaleng station, also known as Dongphosy station (Ban Dong Phosy in Lao), is a railway station in Dongphosy village, Hadxayfong District, Vientiane Prefecture, Laos.

Nong Khai

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City in northeast Thailand.

City in northeast Thailand.

Streets of Nong Khai, provincial capital of Nong Khai Province.
tNong Khai Aquarium
Phrathat Nong Khai

Nong Khai lies on the Mekong River, near the site of the first Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge, spanning the river to Laos.

Khmer Empire

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Term used by historians to refer to Cambodia from the 9th to the 15th centuries, when the nation was a Hindu-Buddhist empire in Southeast Asia.

Term used by historians to refer to Cambodia from the 9th to the 15th centuries, when the nation was a Hindu-Buddhist empire in Southeast Asia.

Expansion of the Khmer Empire, 802-1203
Archers mounted on elephants
The Khmer Empire around 900 CE
The pyramid of Koh Ker. Koh Ker was briefly the capital of the Khmer Empire
The Khmer Empire at its height of territorial expansion in 1203 CE after the conquest of Champa
11th-century Cambodian sculpture of the Buddha
Seated Buddha from the 12th century
A satellite image of Angkor, the dried East Baray suggests the environmental changes in the region
Reconstruction of Prasat Bayon, the center of Angkor Thom.
Khmer market on Bayon
Women of the royal court
A naval battle against Cham, Bayon
Bas-relief depicting home life, Bayon
Bas-relief depicting childbirth, Bayon
A bas-relief depicting Khmer naval soldiers using bow and arrows. Located at the Bayon(12th/13th century)
Helmets, weapons and armory of the Khmer Empire's military as depicted at Angkor Wat. Depicted from French explorer Henri Mouhot's book.
Cockfighting on Bayon
A bas-relief depicting people playing a chess-like game
Vishnu, Baphuon style
The Khmer Empire's bridge of Spean Praptos, a corbel bridge in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia.
Phimai, the site of an ancient Khmer city of Vimayapura
Khmer soldier on the left fights against his Cham rival on the right. The Cham of Champa were the main rivals of the Khmer Empire. At the bas-reliefs in the Bayon temple, the Cham are always seen wearing helmets in the shape of Magnolia champaca flower.
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His father-in-law, the King of Cambodia, gave him a Khmer army to create a buffer state in what is now Laos.

Constitution of Laos

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The Constitution of Laos specifies the functions and powers of the government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, and defines the rights and duties of Laotian citizens.

List of ethnic groups in Laos

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The following is a list of ethnic groups in Laos.

Short-grain glutinous rice from Japan

Glutinous rice

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Glutinous rice (''Oryza sativa var.

Glutinous rice (''Oryza sativa var.

Short-grain glutinous rice from Japan
Long-grain glutinous rice from Thailand
Glutinous rice flour
Num ple aiy, dumplings made from glutinous rice, palm sugar and coconut
Steaming sticky rice in traditional baskets or houat
A Lao rice basket or thip khao
Lemper, glutinous rice filled with chicken wrapped in banana leaves
Dodol made from coconut sugar and ground glutinous rice
Bubur ketan hitam, black glutinous rice porridge with coconut milk and palm sugar
Lemang topped with fermented tapai made of black glutinous rice
Ketan served with durian sauce
Uli bakar or grilled glutinous rice cube
Cendil a Javanese cake made of glutinous rice flour, sugar, and grated coconut
Kue mochi derived from Chinese-Japanese mochi, made from glutinous rice flour
Kue lapis - Indonesian cake made mainly of glutinous rice
Kue lupis - Glutinous rice cake with grated coconut and liquid palm sugar
Tapai ketan (right) served with uli (glutinous rice cooked with grated coconut, and mashed; left)

Glutinous rice is the national dish of Laos.

Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party

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The Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP) is the highest decision-making organ in Laos when the National Congress is not in session.

Causeway, looking towards the sanctuary

Vat Phou

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Causeway, looking towards the sanctuary
Northern palace in the Wat Phou complex.
Phou Khao has a natural lingam on its peak.
The facade of the sanctuary. The Buddha image inside is modern, and the site is used for religious worship today.
A plan of Vat Phou: proportions and positions are approximate.
View from near the sanctuary on the upper level of Vat Phou, looking back towards the Mekong
Buddha statue
Carving of a crocodile on the upper level, possibly the site of an annual human sacrifice in pre-Angkorian times.
A lintel showing Vishnu on Garuda, on the northeast wall of the sanctuary.
A lintel showing Krishna killing Kamsa, on the south wall of the sanctuary.

Vat Phou (or Wat Phu; ວັດພູ temple-mountain) is a ruined Khmer Hindu temple complex in southern Laos.

Lao Airlines

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Lao Airlines ATR 72-500 at Wattay International Airport, Vientiane
Lao Airlines ATR 72-200 (RDPL-34132) with plumeria livery at Pakse International Airport, Laos

Lao Airlines State Enterprise is the national airline of Laos, headquartered in Vientiane.

Indochinese Communist Party

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Political party which was transformed from the old Vietnamese Communist Party (Vietnamese: Việt Nam Cộng sản Đảng) in October 1930.

Political party which was transformed from the old Vietnamese Communist Party (Vietnamese: Việt Nam Cộng sản Đảng) in October 1930.

However, the Comintern argued that the communist movement should be promoted in the whole of French Indochina (including Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam) rather than only in Vietnam, therefore it urged the Vietnamese Communist Party to transform itself into the Indochinese Communist Party.