Monday, July 12, 2021


We just learned about the country of Kyrgyzstan

Let's learn a little about the country of Laos!

Laos is a small country in Asia, bordering Myanmar, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.
It is only about 90,000 square miles, and about 7 million people live there.
People in this country speak the Lao language.

(from: wikipedia - laos)

The flag of Laos is sideways stripes of red, blue and red, with a white circle in the middle.
The blue is for money, the red is for blood, and the white is for the moon shining over the Mekong river.

(from: wikipedia - flag of laos)

To eat in Laos you might have khao niao, also called sticky rice.
This is a type of rice that grows in the area, and when cookied all of the pieces of rice stick to each other, so it is called sticky rice.

(from: wikipedia - lao cuisine)

Visiting Laos you might go to Si Phan Don which is a group of islands with rivers going around them.

(from: wikipedia - si phan don)

In Laos there is a place called the Plain of Jars, where there are thousands of stone jars laying around in big piles.
No one is sure what the jars are for, but they are thousands of years old.

(from: wikipedia - plain of jars)

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