Laos Flag is composed of 3 horizontal stripes, blue strips in the middle that is double the summit of red stripes. In general, diameter of disc is 8/10 times high than blue stripes and the middle portion is composed of white disc. Laos flag belongs to the category of flags, which does not incorporate a five-pointed star in the emblem. However, the current Flag of Laos replaced original Laos Flag that was red in color incorporated with triple-headed white color elephant on pedestal under the parasol. This flag expressed country’s ancient name “Land of a Million’s Elephant” dated from 19th century.
The red color of Laos Flag represents the blood of local people shed during freedom struggle. On the other hand, blue color stands for wealth and prosperity whereas white color signifies justice and unity of local citizens under the supervision of Revolutionary Party of Lao’s people. Current Laos Flag represents the bright future of people and symbolizes full moon in contrast to Mekong River. Five-level pedestal of Laos Flag correspond to the law resting upon
which country runs its framework. The three-headed elephant characterizes the three previous kingdoms involving Luang Prabang, Champasak and Vientiane.
Nine-folded umbrella embedded on top of elephant is popular as the royal symbol initiated from Mount Meru in Buddhist Cosmology. Generally, it is assumed that King Photisarath assisted in the establishment of Theravada Buddhism as the main religion of the country. In the beginning of 17th century, a popular democratic Lang Xang pierced into an era of decline. In the end of 18th century, Thailand, earlier known as Siam established a control over major regions of Laos.
Vientiane Lao revolted in 1828 but earlier, they were integrated into Siam.
Laos is a landlocked county surrounded by China, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. Laos remains greatly unaffected by the rush of current tourism and latest trends. Lao cover an area of 236,800 square km and has nine provinces. More than 80% of total population resides in rural and hilly areas depending on rice farming. As a lightly populated country, Lao proposes visitors an incredible array of startling culture, adventure, history, scenery and food in addition to diverse
In Lao, communist party kept hold on political power and left economical power to market strength. However, the communist party did not interfere in the daily lives of normal people in Laos. Laos Flag represents the strength and unity of local citizens in Laos and its media is controlled by state. Lao have a free access to Thailand Radio and TV along with internet access available in major towns.