• Short Summary

    IN VIENTIANE, ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL OF LAOS, ... A WEEK'S HOLIDAY FOR THE ANNUAL FESTIVAL AT?

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    IN VIENTIANE, ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL OF LAOS, ... A WEEK'S HOLIDAY FOR THE ANNUAL FESTIVAL AT THE NOTED BUDDHIST TEMPLE OF THAT LUANG. PRINCE BOUN OUM, THE PRIME MINISTER AND INSPECTOR GENERAL OF THE KINGDOM, ACCOMPANIED BY DEFENCE MINISTER PHOUMI NOSAVAN INAUGURATED THE FESTIVAL.

    THAT LUANG WAS BUILT BY KING SETHATHIRAT IN 1556 AND HIS STATUE IS AT THE FRONT OF THE TEMPLE. THE ORIGINAL TEMPLE WAS DESTROYED MANY TIMES BY INVASIONS FROM THAILAND. BUT IN 1929 THE FRENCH BUILT THE PRESENT ONE AS THE REPLICA OF THE ORIGINAL.

    ON SHOW AT THE FESTIVAL WERE ARMS CAPTURED FROM REBELS. SOME EXHIBITED WERE REPORTED TO BE MADE IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA.

    THE KING AND QUEEN ARRIVED FOR THE FESTIVAL WITH THEIR RETINUE INCLUDING A SMALL ELEPHANT, AND LATER HE DECORATED CITIZENS FOR SERVICES TO LAOS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACXVLLL7DRG79ZGMTI0S1LEUMQ
    Media URN:
    VLVACXVLLL7DRG79ZGMTI0S1LEUMQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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