Duniart – Photography and Blog by Toine IJsseldijk

The modern nation of Laos can trace its rich historical and cultural roots back to Lan Xang, a prominent kingdom that thrived from the 13th to the 18th century, emerging as one of Southeast Asia’s largest kingdom. Positioned strategically in the heart of Southeast Asia, Lan Xang evolved into a bustling center for overland trade, fostering both economic prosperity and cultural vibrancy. However, internal conflicts eventually led to the fragmentation of Lan Xang into three distinct kingdoms: Luang Phrabang, Vientiane, and Champasak. By 1893, these three kingdoms fell under French protection and were combined to establish the country now recognized as Laos.


Laos, sisaket temple, vientiane


Laos, luang prabang

Luang Prabang

Kuang Si Waterfalls, Laos, luang prabang

Kuang Si Waterfalls

Laos, Pak Ou Caves, luang prabang

Pak Ou Caves

Hill tribe, Laos, luang prabang

Hill Tribes

Laos, alms giving, luang prabang, tak bat

Tak Bat Almsgiving - Luang Prabang

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