Wall exhibit breaks down barriers to Vientiane’s past

While Laos’ convoluted history is often just studied in textbooks, today’s generation can now sample a part of it from the 16th century for themselves – the Vientiane city wall.
This ancient barrier which once helped protect the city has almost been forgotten as large parts of the wall were destroyed during times of conflict, but authorities have now created a visitor attraction based around a remaining section, to recreate history and inspire public interest.

More >>>

- Heroism of the Lao people
As they travelled the path to national liberation in 1975, many patriots sacrificed their lives in the fight against foreign aggressors.
The movement spearheaded by the people of Khammuan province was one of many pro-nationalist groups in the provinces, bringing fame and honour to those who paved the way for Laos to achieve its revolutionary goal. More >>>
- 69 years of progress for Lao People’s Army
Lao people of all ethnicities are happy to celebrate the 69th anniversary of the Lao People’s Army today, as soldiers around the country ably continue to carry out their duty of national protection and development.  More >>>

- Independence Day tale a treasure younger generation must know
October 12, 1945 was one of the most important days in Lao history as it marked a turning point in the country's struggle for liberation from foreign domination. More >>>

- The life and times of King Xaysetthathirath
The history of Vientiane has been intertwined with that of Phra That Luang for more than 800 years. King Xaysetthathirath is considered one of the great leaders in Lao history and during his reign from 1548 to 1572, the king strengthened the defences of the Lane Xang Kingdom and made much progress in national development. More >>>

Newspaper Subscription l Newspaper Advertisement l Online Advertisement l Online Subscription

Vientiane Times Phonpapao Village, Unit 32, Sisattanak District, P.O.Box: 5723 Vientiane, Lao PDR
Tel: (856-21) 336042, 336048, Fax: (856-21) 336041

Copyright © 1999 Vientiane Times Newspaper.