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  1. Post-war Laos: The Politics of Culture, History, And Identity by Vatthana Pholsena, 2006-05-12
  2. Culture Shock! Laos: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette (Culture Shock! Guides) by Robert Cooper, 2008-05-30
  3. Culture Shock! Laos: A Guide to Customs and Etiquette by Stephen Mansfield, 2000-01-30
  4. Culture and Customs of Laos (Culture and Customs of Asia) by Arne Kislenko, 2009-03-05
  5. Spirits of the Place: Buddhism and Lao Religious Culture by John Clifford Holt, 2009-07
  6. Laos: Culture and Society
  7. Globalization, Culture and Society in Laos (Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations) by Boike Rehbein, 2007-09-18
  8. Introduction to Cambodian Culture, Laos Culturally Speaking, Introducation to Vietnamese Culture by Sun-Him Chhim, Khamchong Luangpraseut, et all 1994
  9. Minority Cultures of Laos: Kammu, Lua', Lahu, Hmong, and Iu-Mien by Judy Lewis, 1992
  10. Executive Report on Strategies in Laos, 2000 edition (Strategic Planning Series) by The Laos Research Group, The Laos Research Group, 2000-11-02
  11. Hmong Means Free: Life Laos and America (Asian American History & Culture)
  12. Parlons lao: Langue, civilisation, et culture du Laos (Collection "Parlons") (French Edition) by Chou Norindr, 1994
  13. Laos and Ethnic Minority Cultures: Promoting Heritage (Memory of Peoples)
  14. Two Visions of the Way: A Study of the Wang Pi and the Ho-Shang Kung Commentaries on the Lao-Tzu (SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture) by Alan Kam-Leung Chan, 1991-01-22

1. Eric Holleman Travel Photography: Laos Culture
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2. Laos Culture
Laos has a rich cultural heritage with religious art and architecture forming the cornerstone of artistic traditions.
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Laos information Laos Culture Laos History Laos Religion Laos Culture Laos has a rich cultural heritage with religious art and architecture forming the cornerstone of artistic traditions. There exists across the country a plethora of distinctive monuments and architectural styles. One of the most notable structures is That Luang, the great Sacred stupa, in Vientiane. It's dome like stupa and four-cornered superstructure is the model for similar monuments across Laos. Stupas serve to commemorate the life of the Buddha and many stupas are said to house sacred Buddha relics (parts of Buddha's body). Generally, Hiragana Buddhists cremate the dead body then place the bones in the stupa, which are set around the grounds of temples. Different styles of architecture are evident in the numerous Buddhist wats. Three architectural styles can be distinguished, corresponding to the geographical location of the temples and monasteries. Wats built in Vientiane are large rectangular structures constructed of brick and covered with stucco and high-peaked roofs. In LuangPrabang, the roofs sweep very low and unlike in Vientiane, almost reach the ground. These two styles are different from the wats of Xiengkhouang where the temple roofs are not tiered.

3. Help Us Preserve Lao Culture
We do things differently in Laos. If you understand those differences before you come, you'll have a better trip, and help us preserve our culture.
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The culture and traditions of Laos
For thousands of years, we've been developing our own unique culture here in Laos. Tourism brings many benefits to a country such as ours, but thoughtless tourism can also destroy a culture. Please help us preserve ours! In 2008, more than 30,000 rural Lao children got the first book they had ever owned, through a Big Brother Mouse book party sponsored by people like you.
That means "Hello" in Laos. Welcome to one of the friendliest countries on the planet. These 10 suggestions will help you enjoy your visit, while helping us preserve our culture and traditions. They were prepared by Big Brother Mouse, and illustrated by our own artist, Chittakone . If you visit Luang Prabang, you'll recognize a few of the locations he drew. Temples are beautiful and interesting, but most of all, they are holy places. Please visit, but dress appropriately, covering shoulders, knees, and everything in between. (Yes, that stomach too!) Whether in a temple or on the street, women who wear a traditional sihn (long skirt) will find the gesture much appreciated. Fewer local people give alms in the morning than in the past. Cameras flash in their faces at a time when they only wanted to quietly practice their faith. Any time you see our culture hurt by a thoughtless individual, please speak up. If you wish to participate in giving alms, by all means do so, but don't just get up early and buy some rice from a street vendor. First, please learn about this ancient tradition. Information is posted in many temples, and at Big Brother Mouse.

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5. Culture Of Laos - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
Laos has its own distinct culture. Through Theravada Buddhism it has influences from India and has also influences from China. These influences are reflected throughout Laos in its
Culture of Laos
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation search Laos has its own distinct culture. Through Theravada Buddhism it has influences from India and has also influences from China. These influences are reflected throughout Laos in its language as well as in art, literature and the performing arts. An important festival in Laos is Boun Pha Vet celebrated once a year. This is a two day Buddhist festival that involves the entire community. Traditionally the Boun Pha Vet is held in January or February depending on the moon cycle. During the ceremony the monks give a sermon of all chapters of the Maha Wetsandon Chadok , otherwise called the Great Birth Sermon Laotian music is dominated by its national instrument , the khaen (a type of bamboo pipe ). Bands typically include a singer/rapper ( mor lam ) and a khaen player ( mor khaen ) alongside fiddlers and other musicians. Lam saravane is the most popular genre of Laotian music, but ethnic Lao in Thailand have developed an internationally-best selling form called mo lam sing One significant archive of ancient Laotian culture is the Plain of Jars in Xieng Khouang province.

6. Culture Of Laos - Traditional, History, People, Clothing, Traditions, Women, Bel
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Identification. The ethnic Lao in Laos account for 50 to 60 percent of the population, depending on how some subgroups are classified. The way people self-identify ethnically is often contextual. Related groups include the so-called tribal Tai, Black Tai, White Tai, and Red Tai. These groups are not Buddhists and are influenced by the neighboring Sino-Vietnamese culture. The country contained forty-three ethnic groups in 1995 according to the official classification, mostly in the countryside and mountains. The cities contain significant ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese populations. Location and Geography. Vientiane was the capital of earlier Lao kingdoms. It was destroyed by the Siamese early in the nineteenth century, but the French reestablished Vientaine as the capital in 1893, when Laos became part of French Indochina. A royal capital existed in Luang Prabang until the fall of the monarchy in 1975. The two other main cities, Savannakhet and Pakse, are also on the Mekong. Demography.

7. Laos: Culture In Laos
A sectorby-sector guide to the Lao cultural scene, comprising informative overviews of each sector together with contact details and descriptions of key institutions and agencies.
Home How to use this site Subscription Visiting Arts Visiting Arts Laos Cultural Profiles Project Cultural Profile You are here: Welcome to the Laos Cultural Profile Search Welcome to the Laos Cultural Profile Introduction to Laos ... Next Culture in Laos A sector-by-sector guide to the Lao cultural scene, comprising informative overviews of each sector together with contact details and descriptions of key institutions and agencies. Previous Next The Laos Cultural Profile was created in partnership with the Ministry of Information and Culture of Laos with financial support from the Rockefeller Foundation Date updated: 26 February 2008 The website is powered by a Content Management System developed by Visiting Arts and UK software company Librios Ltd

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Meet upon arrival at Luang Prabang airport, transfer and check-in at the hotel. The crown jewel of Laos and former Lanexang, Luang Prabang, is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in South East Asia. Magical and charming, it has preserved its long-standing reputation as a stronghold of Lao culture with its splendid natural scenery and sense of timelessness. In 1995 UNESCO voted Luang Prabang as a World Heritage City. Visit the National Museum (former King’s Palace) displaying a collection of personal artifacts of the Royal Family
Visit Vat Visoun, the site of an impressive stupa, That Makmo, stylistically more Srilankalese than Lao. Then walk to the nearby Vat Aham, which is one of the city’s major tutelary shrines, dedicated to Deveta Luang (spirit) Pu Gneu Ya Gneu (ancestors). Climb Vat Phousi hill for an outstanding view over the city. Continue to visit Vat Mai, built in 1796, famous for the five – tiered roof of its wooden sim built in the standard of Luang Prabang style. Sunset at Vat Prabht Tai located along the Mekong River.

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Laotian literature is predominantly religious and linked to the Buddhist tradition. There is also a secular literary tradition based on themes of the Hindu epic poems, which have been transmuted into popular language. Laotians have a variety of folk arts, including weaving, basketmaking, wood and ivory carving, and silverwork and goldwork. Professional dance troupes draw upon themes from the Indian epics. Laos has four major ethno-linguistic groups. The Lao-Lum, or valley Lao, speak Laotian Tai and live in the lowlands and cities and along the Mekong River. The Lao-Lum comprise about two-thirds of the country's total population. The Lao-Tai, or tribal Tai, include the Black Tai and Red Tai (so-called in reference to the colour of their women's dress), who live throughout the country, especially at higher elevations. The Lao-Theung (Mon-Khmer) are thought to be descendants of the earliest populations of the region; they live throughout Laos and in neighbouring countries. The Lao-Soung group, including the Hmong (Meo, or Miao) and the Man (Yao), probably migrated from southern China to Laos in the late 18th century. Chinese and Vietnamese minorities generally live in the cities. About three-fifths of the population adheres to Theravada Buddhism. Animism is practiced among the Lao-Theung, and a small percentage of the population is Christian. Mahayana Buddhism and Confucianism are observed by Chinese and Vietnamese minorities. Lao is the official language; English, Vietnamese, and French are spoken by the elite in cities.

10. Laos Culture | Laos History
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Edit This Ebony The first recorded history of the Lao begins with the unification of Laos in 1353 by King Fa Ngum. King Fa Ngum established his capital at Luang Prabang and ruled a kingdom called Lan Xang (literally million elephants ) which covered much of what today is Laos and Thailand. His successors especially King Setthathirat in the 16th century helped establish Buddhism as the predominant religion of the country. In the 18th century Lan Xang entered a period of decline caused by dynastic struggle and conflicts with Burma, Siam (now Thailand), Vietnam, and the Khmer kingdom. In the 19th century the Siamese established hegemony over much of what is now Laos. The region was divided into principalities centered on Luang Prabang Vientiane and Champassak. Vietnamese influence was felt in Xieng Khouang and northwest Laos. Late in the century the French supplanted the Siamese. France integrated all of Laos into the French empire as directly ruled provinces except for Luang Prabang which was ruled as a protectorate. The Franco-Siamese treaty of 1907 defined the present Lao boundary with Thailand. During World War II the Japanese occupied French Indochina including Laos. King Sisavang Vong of Luang Prabang was induced to declare independence from France in 1945 just prior to Japan's surrender. In September 1945 Vientiane and Champassak united with Luang Prabang to form an independent government under the Free Lao (Lao Issara) banner. In 1946 French troops reoccupied the country and conferred limited autonomy on Laos following elections for a constituent assembly.

11. People & Culture Of Laos
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Laos Information One of the lowest population densities in Asia, at 19 persons per square km, and an estimated population of only 5.4 million people, belies the fact that Laos is home to 68 different ethnic groups. These fall into three groupings, based upon language, culture and traditions. The fertile Mekong River valley and lowland plains are where 68% of the total population live and this group is classified as the Lao Loam. The mountainous slopes of Laos are inhabited by the Lao Thing, who make up 22% of the country's population. The Lao Soung (Mountain Lao), including Hmong (or Meo) and Yao (or Mien) tribes peoples make up a further 9% of the Laos population, while the remaining 1% are ethnic Vietnamese and Chinese.
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The Lao people greet each other with a prayer-like gesture called a nop. A younger person or a person of lower status will nop their elder or social superior. The western custom of shaking hands has become more common in recent years - though a smile and a slight bow of the head is still considered polite. Backslapping, public displays of affection, shouting, and wild gesticulation are all considered impolite.

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13. Laos - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
Laos, officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic, is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia, bordered by Burma and People's Republic of China to the northwest, Vietnam to
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation search This article is about the country. For other uses, see Laos (disambiguation) This article's introduction section may not adequately summarize its contents . To comply with Wikipedia's lead section guidelines , please consider expanding the lead to provide an accessible overview of the article's key points. Lao People's Democratic Republic
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Laos Culture Budda statues at Vat Aham in Luang PrabangTheravada Buddhism is a dominant influence in Lao culture. It is reflected throughout the country from language to the temple and in art, literature, performing arts, etc. Many elements of Lao culture predate Buddhism, however. For example, Laotian music is dominated by its national instrument, the khaen, a type of bamboo pipe that has prehistoric origins. The khaen traditionally accompanied the singer in lam, the dominant style of folk music. Among the various lam styles, the lam saravane is probably the most popular. The country has two World Heritage Sites: Luang Prabang and Vat Phou. The government is seeking the same status for the Plain of Jars.

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Laos Culture Laos is a rural nation whose comparatively low population density has allowed the continuation of a village society reliant on subsistence agriculture. The deficiency of a national government infrastructure and effective transportation networks has also contributed to the relative freedom and autonomy of most villages. Residence in a village thus has been an valuable aspect of social identity, particularly for lowland Lao ethnic groups. For many upland ethnic groups, clan membership is a more valuable point of social identification. For all groups, the village community has a kinship nexus, although structures differ. Rice is the staple food for all Laotians, and most families and villages are able to produce enough or nearly enough each year for their own consumption. Education and social services remain rudimentary at best but are improving. In lowland villages orthodox education was provided to boys and young men through the Buddhist temples. Although this practice continues in some areas, in general it has been supplanted by a national education system which, unfortunately, is hampered by limited financial resources and a deficiency of trained teachers. Western medical care is seldom available outside provincial or a few district centers and even then is very limited. Child and infant mortality is high, and life expectancy is the lowest in Southeast Asia; the population, is increasing at a rapid rate. Since the end of World War II remarkable differences in education, health, and demographic conditions have prevailed among the ethnic groups and between rural and urban populations.

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CULTURE The official language of Laos is Lao, as spoken and written in Vientiane. As an official language it has successfully become the lingua franca between all Lao and non-Lao ethnic groups in Laos. Lao is a monosyllabic, tonal language but it contains many polysyllabic words borrowed from Indian, Pali and Sanskrit as well as words from Khmer. It has 6 tones, 33 consonants, and 28 vowels. Lao is also spoken in north-east Thailand and north Cambodia, which was originally part of the kingdom of Lan Xang. There are five main dialects in the country, each of which can be divided into further sub-dialects. In colonial days French was introduced in the country and is still spoken in towns today, particularly by the older generation. Increasingly, English is being used by the government and the younger generation in the towns are also learning to speak English.
Lao music and dance have much in common with those of Thailand. Popular instruments include bamboo flutes, drums, gongs, cymbals and pinched or bowed string instruments shaped like banjos. The national instrument is the kaen, a hand-held pipe organ. It is made from bamboo and is similar in appearance to the South American panpipes. Apart from the classical theatre, there is the traditional folk theatre. It is called moo lam and might be best compared with the European tradition of roving minstrels. Moo lam is a very special Lao form of theatre and it has survived all kinds of censorship without change. Classical Lao theatre and dance have Indian origins and were probably imported from the Cambodian royal courts in the 14th century. Thai influence has also crept in over the years.

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