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Lao Architecture

Lao architecture is truly a national heritage which have been affected by Buddhism. The beautiful buildings we often see are Buddhist temples (wat), buildings and houses with these Buddhist designs in mind.

The That Luang in the capital Viengchun is a prime example of a wonderful Buddhist Stupa. One the other hand, we have the Wat Xieng Tong which represents the Xiengkhuang style. Similarly, we also have what has been come to be called the Vientiane and Luang Prabang styles. Contrasting, Vientiane and Luang Prabang styles, the former is a building indicative primarily of slender and tall attributes while the latter include much lower sweeping roofs that are a bit closer to the ground.

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