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Welcome to Laos Land of a Million Elephants. Mrs. Champney. Where in the world is Laos?. Laos is on the continent of Asia. Information about Laos. Laos’ official name is Lao People's Democratic Republic, in the Laos language it is called, “Meuang Lao.”.

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Welcome to laos land of a million elephants

Welcome to Laos

Land of a Million Elephants

Mrs. Champney


Welcome to laos land of a million elephants

Where in the world is Laos?

  • Laos is on the continent of Asia.


Welcome to laos land of a million elephants

Information about Laos

  • Laos’ official name is Lao People's Democratic Republic, in the Laos language it is called, “Meuang Lao.”

  • It is bordered by Burma and People's Republic of China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south and Thailand to the west.

  • The capital of Laos is Vientiane.


More information about laos

More Information about Laos

  • Laos' population is estimated at 6.8 million people.

  • The official language of Laos is called Lao or Hmong.

Hmong language

http://www.visualgeography.com/countries/laos.html


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Flag of Laos

The Red stripes represent the blood shed in the country's fight for independence. The blue stands for Laos' wealth and prosperity and the white symbolizes unity and justice.

Another interpretation of the Laotian flag states the white circle symbolizes the full moon over the blue Mekong River, which runs through and alongside the majority of Laos.

The official motto of Laos is:

“Peace, Independence, Democracy, Unity, and Prosperity."


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Landforms of Laos

  • Laos has many plains and plateaus.

  • There are rugged mountains, the highest of which is Phou Bia at 9,242 feet.

  • The mountains of the Annamite Chain form most of the eastern border with Vietnam.

  • The Mekong River forms a large part of the western boundary with Thailand.

Mekong River

Annamite Mountains

Phou Bia Mountains


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More Landforms of Laos

Pak Ou Caves

Kuang Si Falls


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Landmarks of Laos

In Luang Prabang, the largest city, there are many landmarks to see.

Pha That Luang

Phou Si

Haw Kham


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Traditions of Laos

Traditional dress of Laos

The Alms ceremony (Buddhist)

Night Market


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Traditional Food of Laos

Traditional food of Laos

is rice, fish,

and soup

Laotian Sticky Rice

Traditional dessert is

custard pumpkin and

Khao Nieow Ma Muang

(mango and sticky rice).


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National Anthem of Laos

Laotian National Anthem

http://www.kbears.com/laos/anthem.mp3

For all time the Lao people have glorified their Fatherland,United in heart, spirit and vigor as one.Resolutely moving forwards,Respecting and increasing the dignity of the Lao peopleAnd proclaiming the right to be their own masters.The Lao people of all origins are equalAnd will no longer allow imperialists and traitors to harm them.The entire people will safeguard the independenceAnd the freedom of the Lao nation.They are resolved to struggle for victoryIn order to lead the nation to prosperity.


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Sample of Laotian Writing


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Laotian Money is called

Laotian Kip


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Laos is a Communist Country

Government Leaders of Laos

The Chief of State of Laos is President Lt. Gen. Choummali Saignason.

  • The Head of State is Prime Minister Bouasone Bouphavanh.


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Religions of Laos

Buddhism

Buddhism is by far the most prominent organized religion in the country.


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Other Religions of Laos

Animism

Animist believe in spirits and nature.

Christianity

Bahá'í Faith


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Holidays in Laos

Boun Pimai

Boun Pimai celebrates the Lao New Year. The first month of the Lao New Year is actually December but festivities are delayed until April when days are longer than nights. By April it’s also hotter, so having hoses leveled at you and buckets of water are dumped on you is more pleasurable. The festival also serves to invite the rains. Pimai is one of the most important annual festivals. Statues of the Buddha (in the "calling for rain" posture) are ceremonially doused in water. This is usually a 3-day holiday.


Boun bang fai rocket festival

Boun Bang Fai(rocket festival)

The rocket festival is a Buddhist rain-making festival. It is held in May. Large bamboo rockets are built and decorated by monks and carried in procession before being blasted skywards. The higher a rocket goes, the bigger its builder’s ego gets. Designers of failed rockets are thrown in the mud. The festival lasts 2 days.


Lao national day

Lao National Day

This is a public holiday celebrated on Dec 2nd. It celebrates the 1975 victory of the proletariat over the monarchy with parades, speeches, etc. Lao national and communist hammer-and-sickle flags are flown all over the country. Celebration is mandatory.


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Popular sports in Laos

Sepak Takraw is a popular

Sport In Laos

Rugby is the national sport of Laos

The martial arts

of Muay Lao and

Muay Thai,

also called

kickboxing,

are also

practiced in Laos


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Good bye! La gohn!


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