Hmong people of Laos
Lao Culture

Hmong people of Laos

The Hmong people are the third largest ethnic group in Laos. Estimates of the number of Hmong people living in Laos range from 450,000 to 600,000. The largest ethnic group, and the economically and politically [Read more…]

Sai Bat in the morning alms giving ceremony in Laos
Lao Culture

Alms giving ceremony in Laos

The giving of alms to monks is a part of daily life which is closely associated with Laos culture and it has a special significance not always understood by non-Buddhists. Alms Giving Tradition in Buddhism In [Read more…]

Buddhist monks in Laos
Lao Culture

Everyday life in Laos

Laos is a country of contrasts. Contrasts between town life and rural life. Contrasts between ethnic groups and people of different religions. Most people in Laos work in agriculture and there life is in small [Read more…]

The Hmong people are the third largest ethnic group in Laos
Lao Culture

Ethnic Groups in Laos

Depending on the system of classification you use, between 49 and 160 different ethnic groups live in Laos, with 82 distinct languages. The concept of ethnicity is difficult to pin down and there is an [Read more…]