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Chao Anouvong Monument

Luang Prabang, Laos


The park was named after King as well which tells us how highly regarded he is among Lao people. The statue was constructed in 2010 during Vientiane s 450th Anniversary to commemorate the King s noble contribution to Vientiane during his reign.

Chao Anouvong was the last king of the Lao Kingdom of Vientiane. During his era he struggled to fight against Thailand s invasion of Vientiane. In the end he was unsuccessful and was captured while the Kingdom of Vientiane was forced to surrender to Siamese rule and ceased to exist. Because of his persistent attempts to defeat the Siamese forces Chao Anouvong is considered a courageous hero who fought for Vientiane until his death.

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