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Terracotta artist keeping Vat Phou heritage alive

Down a small road in the old section of Champassak town, Mr Soulivan Phounthareuansy, 57, sits in a small workshop underneath his house concentrating on the carving of a terracotta Naga.

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- Xayaboury's Great Rice Stack Festival promotes local culture and heritage
Compared to the annual Elephant Festival in Xayaboury, Phieng district's Great Rice Stack Festival is not quite so well-known to tourists but it offers a chance to witness the beautiful local traditions and customs that have been cele brated for decades. More >>>
- Xayaboury's Great Rice Stack Festival promotes local culture and heritage
Compared to the annual Elephant Festival in Xayaboury, Phieng district's Great Rice Stack Festival is not quite so well-known to tourists but it offers a chance to witness the beautiful local traditions and customs that have been cele brated for decades. More >>>
- Traditional celebration marks commemoration of revered king
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- Vietnamese dishes add new dimension to Savannakhet cuisine
Savannakhet province is well known for its special dishes, inclu ding dried beef and sausage, as well as liver beef sausage and other tasty items. These are the things that people always buy to take home as gifts when visiting the province. More >>>

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