The country of Laos, officially the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, is one of Southeast Asia’s kiting mysteries. Information about the kites of Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam is available, and one could easily assume that Laos has a history of kites as well. However, Orlando Ongkingco of the Philippines has worked hard to develop the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Kite Council and we look to him in the near future to give us written words about Laotian kiting history.