Laos: Cultural Heritage Management
Cultural heritage management in Laos is largely concerned with the management of monumental archaeological sites, historical architecture, and more recent sites and objects related to the communist regime. Lao heritage management has its roots in the time when Laos was part of French Indochina and is characterized by its colonial legacy, with additions from Buddhism, communism, and a currently growing business of alternative tourism.
National Heritage refers to items produced by mankind or formed by nature that have outstanding cultural, historical or natural value, thereby becoming precious assets and property of the Lao national community, some of which are adopted as regional and world heritage. National heritage consists of cultural, historical and natural heritage existing in the form of tangible objects, intangible items, moveable or immoveable...
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