According to our local tour guide:
* Over sixty percent of Lao ppl believe in Buddhism who are pacifists by nature.
* Most of their ancestors were from the Yunnan province of China long time ago escaping wars.
* They had founded the country of a million elephants, which was later divided by into three kingdom, then became part of the French protecting territory.
* Eventually, part of the kingdom was taken over by Siam/Thailand.
The Laotians do look like the minority ppl I saw in Yunnan and yes they are really friendly and peaceful !!! I really enjoy my stay here in Laos, a country that has not yet been invaded by MacDonald, KFC, etc !!!!!
Gotta go !!!
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