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CULTURAL VISIT IN XIENG KHOUANG
 
TAI DAM CULTURE HALL
Culture vultures can taste the Tai Dam lifestyle at Ban Xieng Kio- government-designated cultural villages locate about 48 km north of Phonsavanh near Kham town on Lao route 7. The two-storey Tai Dam Culture Hall greets visitors to the village, and the traditional Tai Dam bedroom leads off the tour: a row of thin mattresses with patterned cotton sheets, square pillows, and decorated blankets on rattan mats with back mosquito nets knotted overhead.
The Hall also exhibits wooden farming tools, gadgets used for transforming raw silk and cotton in to loom-ready dyed threads, and a collection odf basketry employed for variety of reason from cooking sticky rice to trapping fish. You can also purchase the wares-finely decorated sine (traditional skirts), wall hangings, table clothes, and back head scarves, alongside baskets and shoulder bags-before wandering around the village to watch women weave. 
   
Hmong Khaen From Ban Souamone
The mouth organ, which called qeei in Hmong language, is used for contract with spirits. It is played in the house only during funeral rite. The qeei is made up of six bamboo pieces of different lengths and diameters, passing through a wind chest made of reddish hardwood. The instrument has along neck which tappers up from the wind chest to the brass mouthpiece.
 
That foun (Foun Stupa)
Located in downtown Muang Khoun, That Foun was built in 1576 the aame time as the original That Luang stupa in Vientiane. The stupa was erected to cover ashes of Lord Buddha that were brought from India. During a time when Buddhism was proliferating Laos. That Foun was destroyed by air craft in 1966 during the war.


 
 
That Chomphet
Built in the same period as That Foun and located near by, The Chomphet was created to evoke Buddhist values, inspiring truth and clarity. At the core of Buddhism is the belief the only merit-making (i.e. doing good deeds, maintaining morality and respect) will bring happiness, progress and prosperity. That Chomphet was almost completely destroyed in 1966 during the war.


 
 
 
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