(Aseanrecords.world) Laos is the country with the highest percentage of forest cover in Southeast Asia and ranked 8th in the top 10 in the world with 82.1% of the forest area (based on World Bank data, 2016).
(Aseanrecords.world) – Wood carving is one of Lao's greatest skills, dating back to pre-Angkorian eras where craftsmen here turned all forms of wood into beautiful sculptures and frescoes that adorned the temples of the Angkor empire and subsequently many of the Wats as Buddhism spread throughout the region.
(Aseanrecords.world) - Laos Dance is truly amazing with the mixture of Laotian, Thais and other neighbors’ culture. Three main traditional dances in Laos are: Lam Vong, Phra Lak Phra Ram and Bamboo Dance. Each of them has interesting features and creates the uniqueness of Laotian dance together with Lao music. We often see Laotian people perform the dance in festival or special ceremony, which reflect their special mark in everyday life.
(Aseanrecords.world) - In and around Luang Prabang, increased tourism is posing a real risk to the traditional textiles that have been sought after since the Tang dynasty.
(Aseanrecords.world) - Situated on the opposite bank of the Mekong River, at a 10 minute boat-ride downstream from Luang Prabang the 300 inhabitants of the small village of Ban Tchan (written also Ban Tjan or Ban Chan), have specialized themselves on manufacturing pottery and bricks (which are much used in Luang Prabang) as well as terracotta tiles.
(Aseanrecords.world)- Khao piak sén is a rice noodle soup that is a part of traditional Laotian cuisine. It literally translates to wet rice strands. It is a common comfort food that's great for a cold day. It is the "chicken noodle soup" of Laotian cuisine and does not require too many ingredients, but makes a perfect dish with its simplicity.
(Aseanrecords.world) Buddha Park, also known as Xieng Khuan is a sculpture park located 25 km southeast from Vientiane, Laos in a meadow by the Mekong River. Although it is not a temple (Wat), the park may be referred to as Wat Xieng Khuan since it contains numerous religious images. The name Xieng Khuan means Spirit City. The park contains over 200 Hindu and Buddhist statues. The socialist government operates Buddha Park as a tourist attraction and public park.
(Aseanrecords.world) The Viengxay caves in Houaphanh Province of north-eastern Laos are an extensive network of caves in limestone mountains. Four-hundred eighty of these caves were used by the Pathet Lao during the Second Indochina War to shelter from American bombardment.
(Aseanrecords.world) The Khone Falls and Pha Pheng Falls is a waterfall located in Champasak Province on the Mekong River in southern Laos, near the border with Cambodia.
(aseanrecords.world) The women here in Laos wear many hats: anything from businesswoman to homemaker, from chef to artist. They also wear many sinhs.