Buddhism first appeared in Laos during the eighth century A.D., as shown by both the Buddha image and the stone inscription found at Ban Talat near Vientiane, now exhibited at Hor Pra keo Museum. After the foundation of the unified Kingdom of Lane Xang, King Fa Ngum (14th Century) declared Buddhism as the state religion and urged the people to abandon Animism or other beliefs such as the Cult of Spirits. His policy meant to develop the Lao culture based on a common faith: Theravada Buddhism.
|OTHER OTHER INFORMATION ON LAOS:|
Our Vietnam Tours &
Free visa arrangement
Interaction with locals
Deposit, pay on arrival
Clear cancellation term
... We had an absolute awesome trip and would like to thank you for your patience and professionalism ...