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.

Socialist state and the only landlocked country in Southeast Asia.

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Human rights in Laos

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The situation of human rights in Laos has often been, and remains, a recognized cause for serious concern.

Insurgency in Laos

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Ongoing low-intensity conflict between the Laotian government on one side and former members of the "Secret Army", Laotian royalists, and rebels from the Hmong and lowland Lao ethnic minorities on the other.

Ongoing low-intensity conflict between the Laotian government on one side and former members of the "Secret Army", Laotian royalists, and rebels from the Hmong and lowland Lao ethnic minorities on the other.

These groups have faced reprisals from the Lao People's Army and Vietnam People's Army for their support of the U.S.-led, anti-communist military campaigns in Laos during the Laotian Civil War, which the insurgency is an extension of itself.

Mueang

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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.

Savannakhet province

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Second Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge
Savan-Vegas, a casino in Savannakhet City
Locally reconstructed sauropod Tangvayosaurus, Savannakhet
That Inghang
Buddha statues workshop, Wat Xayaphoum
St Teresa's Catholic Church

Savannakhet (ສະຫວັນນະເຂດ) is a province of Laos.

Rail transport in Laos

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Laos has 414 km of standard gauge railways, primarily consisting of the Boten–Vientiane railway, which opened in December 2021.

Tonkin, 1771.

Tonkin

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Exonym referring to the northern region of Vietnam.

Exonym referring to the northern region of Vietnam.

Tonkin, 1771.
1873 map of the deltaic plain of Tonkin region (northern Vietnam).
1894 map of Red River Delta in French protectorate of Tonkin.
Administrative divisions of Tonkin 1929
Administrative divisions of Tonkin 1920
Tonkin in the early 1900s
1899 Map of Tonkin
Tonkin in the 1880s
Military territories of Tonkin 1894
Capture of Nam Định, 1883
French zouave officer in Tonkin, Spring 1885
Hanoi around 1910
The French General Gouvernor's Palace in Hanoi
Tonkin woman with black-painted teeth, ca. 1908

It is south of Yunnan (Vân Nam) and Guangxi (Quảng Tây) Provinces of China; east of northern Laos and west of the Gulf of Tonkin.

President of Laos

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The president of the Lao People's Democratic Republic is the head of state of Laos.

That Phanom, then part of Lan Xang, enhanced by Photisarath in 1539 during a pilgrimage

Photisarath

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That Phanom, then part of Lan Xang, enhanced by Photisarath in 1539 during a pilgrimage
That Phanom, then part of Lan Xang, enhanced by Photisarath in 1539 during a pilgrimage

Photisarath (also spelled Phothisarath, Phothisarat, or Potisarat, ພະເຈົ້າໂພທິສະລາດ, 1501–1547) son of King Visoun of Lanxang, is considered to be the most devout of the Lao kings.

Sourigna Vongsa

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

Train at Vang Vieng station

Boten–Vientiane railway

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Train at Vang Vieng station
Vientiane Station
Bridge construction in Luang Prabang Province
Viaduct under construction near Vientiane.

The Boten–Vientiane railway, also known as the China–Laos railway or the Laos section of the Kunming–Singapore railway, is a 422 km in Laos, running between the capital Vientiane and the northern town of Boten on the border with Yunnan, China.