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CULTURAL VISIT IN SALAVANH
 
Ban Houay Houn
Katou weavers in Ban Houay Houn, about 10 kilometers southwest of Laongarm Town on Route 20 and exactly half way between Salavanh Town and Pakse), use the mat mee method employing laptop looms held taut by the feet to transform tie-dyed cotton threads into intricate fabric designs. If no one is working the looms during your visit, kindly ask a villager to find someone to show you. The village also has a small shop to buy the finished products such as handbags.
   
Napong Chichen Grill
In the first time Napong chichen grilled began to sell some part of chicken only. In the year of 1945 -1984  Mr. Thidla was establishing in to trading union in the village. In the year of 1986 – 2002 was better organise and celebrate as wel big Phakhuan-chichen grilled. Including copyright registration. 2007 until now is expanding in the province as well as out side country. In Vientiane Mr. Thiang is opening to grill chicken as Napong chicken only first brand is Sybounhuang shop, and second brand is Phonethan shop by taking the Napong people cook as the original taste.
   
Salavanh Folk Song
Salavanh musicians perform their own style of folk music such as Lam Salavanh, Lam Kaleuy, and Lam Lalemone, which has become extremely popular throughout the country. The lead instrument is the khaen, a long wind instrument with two rows of bamboo-like reeds sealed by beeswax in a hardwood box. Accompanying the khaen are a saw (a small string-and-bow instrument that resembles a mini-violin), wooden drum, and sometimes a ranyaht (wooden xylophone).
   
Wat Simongkhoun Temple
Built over 200-years ago, bombers destroyed the original Vat Simongkhoun on the Xe Don River in 1972. Remnants of this temple and its stupa can still be seen in the town’s northeast, though vines and shrubs try to hide it. Novice monks sometimes rest in the temple’s sala on the river bank near the warehouse storing longboats used during the annual boat racing festival. However, a new temple has risen across the street, and an even larger one is under construction next to it
   
Nongsonghong Temple
Far from rom Salavanh province to thr northern 55 kilometers, is located in Napho village the base of sompoy mountain (phakeo mountain) from Vapy district to Keng soutty village about 10 kilometers. As the local people and some documents about Phrakeophalitmok (holy buddha image) is located in phoupakeo cave mountain vapy district, Saravane province. The first local people was Phanthueng, Phanthuang were thehunters and found this buddha image In sitting character in Sompoy moutain cave. Both of them presrve as well. It seem people lucky and a happiness to each family in the village so Phanthueng and Phanthuang were very famous. Then Chaosuai SYSAMOUTPHOUTTHAKANCHAO who was the Champasack governor asked his servants take this holy buddha image but they could not lift up, so the servants went back and replied that when they lift up it’s always fall down the in to the ground so the villagers dig until it begin to be the pond as it called : Nongsonghong (is mean : two ponds) where  the temple now a day. Finally Chaosuai had Phanthueng, Phanthuang and his cousins brought the holy Buddha image to Champasak city. Keep in Hor temple, Hor villlage Phonethong district, Champasak province. Some Phanthueng, Phanthuang’s cousins were farmer in Nongtae Nguaba phongphod and keep as presrve as well. In 1817 (BC) Chao lavixai passed awy   servants joined the cremation then brought the holy buddha image from Sompoy- Nayon to Hor temple then leaved to Bankkok (thailand) until now.
 
   

Pay respect to footprints of the Buddha
According to the ancient believe, long time ago there was a group of hunter; they run after seriously injured deer when a wounded deer disappeared into a hollow and then emerged miraculously healed. The hunter pushed aside the bushes to discover a foot-shaped, which immediately went back to the village and told the people. All people are surpriseand understand that, this is the footprints of the Buddha. It is possible that one time he came to touch this area. As we understand, not only in Lao to venerated the footprint of the Buddha, but all Buddhist countries. These highly schematized footprints generally show all the toes to be of equal length, and are incised in stone. They often bear distinguishing marks - either a Dharma wheel or cakra at the Centre of the sole distinctive signs of the Buddha, engraved or painted on the sole and inscribed in a sort of checkerboard pattern. Pay respect to footprints of the Buddha in Nado  Village is organized every year, at the end of February. There are many activities to do such as offering food to the monastic, making merit and seeing the way of people life here that is different from other tradition.

   
Khen dancing traditional festival’s Ngae tribe, Kaiy Thung Lea village, Lakhonepheng district.

Kean dancing traditional festival’s Ngae tribe, Kaiy Thung lea village, Laongam district is traditional festival that inherits from the oldest person of tribe for conservation about life style of people in this tribe by getting a buffalo’s all people in that village, then binds in front of main pole or bridal Kuan (Hor Kuan) and at night had Kean dancing. Therefore, Kean dancing was identity uniform’s really traditional tribe by Phalath, Phathoc (musical instrument of tribe) to invite ancestor soul, father, mother, city pillar Khoun pole is located at old village. After that, next day in the morning was killed a buffalo and then they stabed the head of buffalo in the Hor Kaun for respecting, also recall the parents, relationship died.

Traditional festival Kean dancing’s Ngae tribe Kieng Tang Lae village held in April early 10 runar month to 15 dark every years ...

   
The Boat Racing festival in Khongxedon district or the end of the Buddhist lend.

The Boat Racing festivals in Khongxedon district or the end of the Buddhist lend take place for decent of cultural and the best traditional of the Buddhist to survive the 12 presses 14 methods of Lao’s custom. It occurs every year on the 15th of 11th lunar month (usually on October). The local government and citizen of Khongxedon held the end of the Buddhist festival or the Boat Racing festival in Khongxedon district. Every year, the Boat Racing festival they gather the long boat and was decorated by each villages of Khongxedon district and others district come to join the competition at the tape of the bank of the Xedon river in KhongNyai village on the 15th of 11th lunar month. After, the day the Buddhist has given alms for the monks already. They also race the boats to each other, and is ceremonies by arts and Lao literature (Lao traditional music style)...

   
The Boat racing festival of salavanh district.

The Boat racing festivals of Salavan town area for the conservation and expand the national custom and Buddhist custom to insistence with Lao’s people forever, so the Buddhism relation organization like as local organization of district take place the boat racing festivals and Salavan’s people were treated for a long times, which they held on the new moon 15th or waning moon 1st of the 10th lunar month in each year the same time as “The Ancestor festival. Some year they held between the showers, that’s a mark of the festival which is difference from each the boat racing festival in others provinces, it depend on the Xedon River. The boat racing festival in Salavan town area take place at the tape of the bank of the Xedon river in Salavan district, it far from the provincial government to the East about 250 meters. Every year have much long boat from another place, other villages and districts, and others organization around the Salavan province about 20 boats come to join the competition.

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