Laos is a landlocked (having no coastline) country of northeast-central mainland Southeast Asia.
Where is Laos?
How many people live in Laos?
The total population in Laos was estimated at 6.9 million people in 2017, according to the census figures.
What are the most common languages in Laos?
Lao, also called Laotian, is the official as well as the dominant language in Laos. Since it was a former France colony, French are also used by minority of population, and it is the language preferred by elite classes, those in higher professions, diplomats, and elders. Some Lao words have been incorporated into French giving it a local flavor unique to Laos
What is the most common religion in Laos?
The most common religion in Laos is Theravada Buddhism.
What is the sport of Laos?
National sport in Laos are known as Muay Lao which is a form of kickboxing similar to other Southeast Asian styles such as Thai Muay Thai and Burmese Lethwei.
There are also another national sports known as kataw which rules are as followed: It is played similar to volleyball except players are only allowed to use their feet, knees, chest or head to volley the ball over the net. Each team, also known as a regus, consists of four players, three of which are on the playing field at one time.
What are some important sites?
Vieng Xai - It is an extensive network of caves that served as hidden city during the Vietnam War. The area was home to the Communist army, who were fighting the royalist forces based in Vientiane and was bombed by the US army. The caves are fairly equipped which contained a hospital, military barracks, bakeries, shops, and even a theater.
Pha That Luang - In the native tounge, it meant “Great Stupa in Lao” as it is one of the most significant monument in Laos. The stupa has several terraces with each level representing a different stage of Buddhist enlightenment. The lowest level represents the material world; the highest level represents the world of nothingness. Pha That Luang was built in the 16th century on the ruins of an earlier Khmer temple. Pha That Luang was smashed by a Siamese invasion in 1828, then later reconstructed by the French in 1931