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    Vientiane. Laos. At the Buddha Park also known as Xieng Khuan (City of Ghosts) there are more than 200 Hindu and Buddhist statues. Through a demon´s mouth you can enter a building. Stairs bring you up. You walk up through hell, the earth and up to heaven. On the top of the building you have a great view of the Buddha Park.

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    Lieutenant General Choummaly Sayasone (born 6 March 1936) is General Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party and President of the Lao People's Democratic Republic. He was elected as Party General Secretary on March 21, 2006, by the Party's 8th Congress, succeeding Khamtai Siphandon, and he subsequently succeeded Siphandon as President on June 8, 2006. Wikipedia:

    #Patuxai, literally meaning Victory Gate or Gate of Triumph, formerly the #Anousavary or Anosavari Monument, known by the French as Monument Aux Morts) is a war monument in the centre of #Vientiane, #Laos, which was built between 1957 and 1968. The Patuxai is dedicated to those who fought in the struggle for independence from France. Wikipedia:

    #Setthathirath (1534–1572) is considered one of the great leaders in #Lao history. Throughout 1560s until his death, he successfully defended his kingdom of Lan Xang against military campaigns of Burmese conqueror Bayinnaung, who had already subdued Xieng Mai (Chiang Mai) in 1558 and Ayutthaya in 1564. Setthathirath was a prolific builder and erected many #Buddhist monuments including Wat Xieng Thong and That Luang. Wikipedia:

    Pha That Luang is a gold-covered large Buddhist stupa in the centre of #Vientiane, #Laos.Since its initial establishment suggested to be in the 3rd century, the stupa has undergone several reconstructions until the 1930s due to foreign invasions to the area. It is generally regarded as the most important national monument in Laos and a national symbol. Wikipedia:

    2 November 2012: Cambodia's government has approved a controversial hydroelectric dam on a tributary of the Mekong River. Damming the Mekong River has caused widespread controversy in South East Asia. Although hydroelectric dams allow countries to generate vast amounts of electricity, they also threaten massive changes to the ecosystem across the Mekong basin.