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1957-1979 | 1996-2012

 

 

10 Kip, (1957)

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100 Kip, (1957)

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Front: Sisavang Vong (1885-1959), King of Laos 1949-1959

Sisavang Vong succeeded his father as King of Luang Prabang, then a French protectorate within French Indochina, in 1904. He supported French rule in Laos, and in 1945 he refused to co-operate with Lao nationalists who declared the country independent. The French rewarded him by creating the Kingdom of Laos in 1949 with Sisavangvong as King. His son King Savang Vatthana succeeded him on his death in 1959.

Back: Laotian woman with bowl of roses

 

5 Kip, (1962)

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Front: Sisavang Vong (1885-1959), King of Laos 1949-1959

Back: Man on elephant

 

10 Kip, (1962)

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Laos Woman

 

20 Kip, (1963)

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Front: Savang Vatthana (1907-1978), King of Laos 1959-1975

Savang Vatthana ascended the throne upon the death of his father. He was forced to abdicate in 1975, after the communist revolution. In 1978, he died in an internment camp in northern Laos.

Back: Temple

 

50 Kip, (1963)

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Front: Savang Vatthana (1907-1978), King of Laos 1959-1975

Back: Building

 

200 Kip, (1963)

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Front: Savang Vatthana (1907-1978), King of Laos 1959-1975

Back: Watertfall

 

1000 Kip, (1963)

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Front: Savang Vatthana (1907-1978), King of Laos 1959-1975

Back: Three long canoes

 

100 Kip, (1974)

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Front: Savang Vatthana (1907-1978), King of Laos 1959-1975

Savang Vatthana ascended the throne upon the death of his father. He was forced abdication in 1975, after the communist revolution. In 1978, he died in an internment camp in northern Laos.

Back: Ox cart

 

500 Kip, (1974)

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Front: Savang Vatthana (1907-1978), King of Laos 1959-1975

Back: Hydroelectric dam

 

5000 Kip, (1975)

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Front: Savang Vatthana (1907-1978), King of Laos 1959-1975

Back: Musicians with instruments

 

20 Kip, (1975)

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100 Kip, (1979)

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1957-1979 | 1996-2012

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Modern-day Laos has its roots in the ancient Lao kingdom of Lan Xang, established in the 14th Century under King FA NGUM. For 300 years Lan Xang had influence reaching into present-day Cambodia and Thailand, as well as over all of what is now Laos. After centuries of gradual decline, Laos came under the domination of Siam (Thailand) from the late 18th century until the late 19th century when it became part of French Indochina. The Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1907 defined the current Lao border with Thailand. In 1975, the Communist Pathet Lao took control of the government ending a six-century-old monarchy and instituting a strict socialist regime closely aligned to Vietnam. A gradual, limited return to private enterprise and the liberalization of foreign investment laws began in 1988. Laos became a member of ASEAN in 1997. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Laos.

 

 

 

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