Lao Seung is the community living at the highest place in Laos (regularly over 1000 meters). They mainly populate in the upper basin of Mekong River in the northwest. The community of upland people includes of six ethnics: Hmong, Akha, Mien and some tribes.
Lao Seung (Upland People) in Laos
They live on farming white rice, corn and feed cattle. Lao Seung shares some similarities with Lao Theung community: have tradition of preferring patrilineal extended families. Different generations of parents, married son, married daughters and grandchildren live in the same house. Lao Seung people’s relationship is around the family and has little connection with the community. They prefer individualism with the perception that the household is more important than the village.