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1957-1979 | 1996-2012

 

 

1000 Kip, 1996

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10,000 Kip, 2002

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Front: Kaysone Phomvihane (1920-1992), Prime Minister of Laos 1975-1991, President of Laos 1991-1992

Kaysone Phomvihane dropped out of law school to fight the French colonialists in Vietnam. Later, he joined the Pathet Lao, also fighting the French. Phomvihane rose to become Head of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party, and was eventually elected prime minister and president.

Back: Bridge over Mekong river

 

20,000 Kip, 2002

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Front: Kaysone Phomvihane (1920-1992), Prime Minister of Laos 1975-1991, President of Laos 1991-1992

Back: Hydroelectric complex

 

1000 Kip, 2008

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The note was withdrew from circulation within a month after releasing because it depicts three actual people based upon photographs, instead of an artist's rendering of representative Laos women.

 

10,000 Kip, 2010
450th Anniversary of the Capital, Vientiane

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Front: Statue of Seated King Setthathirat in Grounds of Pha That Luang, Vientiane

Ho Phra Keo, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Vientiane

Courtesy Claudio Marana.

 

Statue of Seated King Setthathirat

Statue of Seated King Setthathirat

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Ho Phra Keo Temple

Ho Phra Keo Temple

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2,000 Kip, 2011

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Front: Kaysone Phomvihane (1920-1992), Prime Minister of Laos 1975-1991, President of Laos 1991-1992

Back: Seset 2 Hydropower Plant

Courtesy noteshobby

 

100,000 Kip, 2011 (2012)

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Front: Kaysone Phomvihane (1920-1992), Prime Minister of Laos 1975-1991, President of Laos 1991-1992

Back: Kaysone Phomvihane Memorial Museum in Vientiane

Courtesy ybnotes

 

Kaysone Phomvihane Memorial Museum

Kaysone Phomvihane Memorial Museum

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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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