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Five questions about Laos – Quick Quiz

It was founded as the mediaeval Kingdom of Lane Xiang Hom Khao (“One Million Elephants under a White Parasol”), and between 1964 and 1973 the US made it the per capita most bombed country in history. But what else do you know about the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos?

  1. What is the most striking feature of the Laotian coastline?
  2. What is bun nam?
    1. a festival
    2. a soup
    3. a hair decoration
    4. a cooking pot
  3. What is the national sport of Laos?
    But, for a bonus point, these days what is the most popular sport?
  4. What is the name of the traditional tubular skirt worn by many Lao (and Thai) women?
  5. Vientiane became the capital of Laos in 1520. Name the capital city prior to this.

Check your answers here!

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