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Laos rice whiskey

Posted by rod - 29.12.2010

What a nice way of presenting a Laos jasmine rice whiskey. What seams to be thin bamboo was hand woven around the bottle, making it unique and a perfect souvenir to take back home. Image via Thailandunique

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Sak Yant tattoos

Posted by rod - 18.03.2010

Sak Yant also called yantra tattooing, is a form of sacred tattooing practiced in Southeast Asia countries by Wicha’s (magic) practitioners or Buddhist monks. The most famous temple for getting a Sak yant is Wat Bang Phra in Nakhon Chaysri out side Bangkok, Thailand. Records have shown that the tattoo dates back to Angkor times and the script used for Yant designs is ancient Khmer. Sak Yant derive from beliefs that are animistic in nature. Often, they feature animals, such as the tiger for which the monks of Wat Bang Phra are famous, and -consequently- it is believed the wearer will exhibit the characteristics of these animals. Thus a tiger tattoo will lend them strength and protection from injury ; a dragon signifies strength and wisdom, a lion dignity and strength. These tattoos can also consist of detailed geometrical patterns interweaved with prayers and spells that benefit the wearer. There is also a Sak Yant Festival at the Wat Bang Phra see video. images via life.com, nyenoona, muaythai, sak-yant, josefpolleross

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Luang Prabang – notebook

Posted by rod - 15.09.2009

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Luang Prabang, Laos – notebook via Museum of Notebooks

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25th Sea Games, Laos Vientiane 2009

Posted by rod - 22.08.2009

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25th Sea games, Laos, Vientiane 2009 was designed by  Phetchampa advertising co. they used the That Luang Stupa or Golden Stupa in Vientiane as their logo and developed a series of mascots. The main characters are Champi and Champa. The sports to be played are aquatics, archery, athletics, badminton, bowling, boxing, football/futsal, golf, handball, judo, karate-do, muay, petanque, pencak silat, sepak takraw, shooting, shuttle cock, snooker and billiards, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, traditional boat race, volleyball/beach volleyball, wrestling and wushu. Found via welovelaos.com and seagames2009laos

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Coat of Arms Laos

Posted by rod - 04.08.2009

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Beer Lao, Laos national drink

Posted by rod - 30.03.2009

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The national drink of the Lao people is Beer Lao which many claim is one of the best beers in Asia. Beerlao is now owned 25% by Carlsberg.

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