The Kaysone Phomvihane Museum is an imposing edifice to commemorate Laos‘s great revolutionary leader and previous President, Kaysone Phomvihane. The museum is administered by the Central Committee of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party or LPRP. The museum, which was erected in December of 2000, is even located in front of the committee’s compounds.
Kaysone was born in Savannakhet in 1920. He then became an active revolutionary while he was studying in Hanoi during the 1940s. He was a significant instrument during the setting up of the LPRP in the northern Laos region of Samnuea in 1955. In the years that followed, he led a great communist force against the Americans. Upon achieving victory, he then served as the Prime Minster of the newly founded Laos in year 1972 to 1991 up until he was appointed President. Sadly, he died the following year after his first year of presidency. [Read more…]