Archaeology of Laos

Archive of news reports related to the archaeology and heritage of Lao PDR. Lao PDR, or Laos, is a mountainous landlocked country bordering China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar. It is home to three archaeologically significant Unesco World Heritage sites: the formal royal capital of Luang Prabang, the ancient Hindu complex of Vat Phou, and the Plain of Jars.

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Lao Archaeology in the News

The news reports indexed below usually link to external sites that were active at the time of posting; sometimes websites may be temporarily down or may have reorganised their underlying architecture or have even closed down – in these cases the links may not be available. Most of the news articles archived are in English; this is largely because I do not have a working competency in Lao, although when I am made aware of stories in this and other languages I try to index them.

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These are links to external sites and unless stated, I have no connection with the organisations or entities in these links or control over their content. They are sorted alphabetically, but you should also explore the Resources page which have links sorted by themes. If you have a link to suggest, please get in touch!

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