Thailand is a constiutional monarchy with a population of 66 million.
The King of Thailand is known as King Rama IX. He was born in Cambridge, MA.
Laos is a single-party socialist republic with a population of 6.5 million.
The Laotian currency is the “Kip.” It’s conversation rate is 1USD to 8,000KIP.
A majority of people in both Laos and Thailand practice Buddhism.
Thailand’s national sport is “Muay Thai” (Thai Boxing) which incorporates kicks, punches, knees and elbow strikes.
Laos is completely landlocked. It’s bordered by China, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, and Cambodia.
BeerLao was voted the “Best Beer in Asia” by TIME magazine.
8 responses to “Thailand and Laos: Photos and Fun Facts”
how was vang vieng …was the party nd tubing scene on or off ???
I loved Vang Vieng! The tubing was on, although we were warned to be careful because of accidents involving alcohol. Back home we go tubing all the time and people drink, so I wasn’t too concerned. LOVED Vang Vieng.
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i always believe that buddhism is sort of the religion of peace compared to other religions. buddhism speaks of peace all the time..
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It is a very peaceful religion and one we can all access, which is nice. Thanks for sharing your link!
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