Ancient Lao Manuscripts Digitized

by cubiclejot on March 9, 2010

Digital Library of Lao ManuscriptAncient Lao manuscripts have gone digital and anyone in the world can access it. The digital library of Lao manuscripts currently contains 6,127 texts and when complete in late 2010 will contain almost 12,000 texts from throughout Laos. Lao launched in September 2009 and has been a huge success, attracting curiosity from around the world.


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Rice Cooker March 9, 2010 at 6:02 am

I am glade that the Lao Government is doing this. We need to be concious of our own culture and help preserve it. I’d hate to see it be claimed by our neighboring country, “Thailand”. No offense to Thailand but they tend to take credit for alot of things that belong to Laos.

Since I am on this subject I am very sad that the Lao Glass Buddha “Pra Gaow” was taken by them and we even have the shrine of the Glass Buddha in Vientiane to prove it. The Thai claim that it is theirs. Ackward isn’t it? Ok….I could go on and on with different issues, but I shall not. Like I said I am very glad that we are preserving our ancient history. GO LAOS!

JennyPurr March 16, 2010 at 6:40 pm

That’s really cool!
Laos has such a rich history. As an outsider, it would be great to learn more about it.

Somphet Phonvongsa July 31, 2011 at 11:08 pm

The glass Buddha actually belongs to the Lanna people, not to the Central Thais or Lao. It was taken by both countries. Lanna are like Lao people but a little different.

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