The Lao People's Democratic Republic
- Location: Southeastern Asia, Northeast of Thailand and West of Vietnam.
- Weather: Has a wet and a dry season. Average in the dry season which is around December is 24 degrees Celcius and in June the average is 24 degrees Celcius in the wet season.
- Climate Type: Tropical Monsoon rainy season May to November, dry season is December to April.
- 2 Physical Characteristics: The Mekong River and the Plateau des Boloven
How to fit in
Folkways: Don't touch heads, Don't flash skin, Shoes left outside, Don't kiss or embrace.
Taboos: Never raise your voice, No drugs, No poluting, Daily showers.
Values: Collectivism, Buddhism, Image, Control from top to bottom as in age.
Digging Deeper into Culture
Subcultures: Capitalists, and Echelons
Culture Landscape: Vat Phou ( Mountain Temple) and Khmer (Shrine)
Evidence of Cultural Diffusion: Chinese and Vietnamese converted to the Lao culture.
Evidence of Cultural Change: the French introduced drinking coffee and eating bread.