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Plain of Jars, Phonsavan

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See the mysterious megaliths of Plain of Jars, scattered with thousands of massive stone containers. Of unknown ancient origin, the jars range from 1 to 3 meters in height (3 to 10 feet). Over 90 clusters of these puzzling objects exist across this part of the country. Since the area was carpet-bombed by the American forces, only a few of the archaeological sites have been cleared from unexploded bombs and can be safely visited. See Plain of Jars and all Phonsavan has to offer by arranging your trip with our Phonsavan trip itinerary planner.
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  • Now the offseason for group tours is not allowed. $100-private tours only. The No. 2 and no. 3 site without seeing.
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  • What makes this place interesting is the intertwining of two stories: the site of the mysterious pre-historic stone jars and the tragic role it played as the most bombed place in the world. The stone ...  more »
  • I thoroughly enjoyed being away from the crowds, surrounded by forest-covered mountains, driving through valleys of rice paddies and then confronting the strange sight of millennia old stone jars sitt...  more »
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  • Really impressive. The jars are huge and quite mysterious. Also there are many craters from bombs that pocket the landscape...it's like an art museum/war memorial, very intense but beautiful.
  • Interesting to walk around, and there's a little visitor's centre with information on the site. Good for a couple of hours of something different to do, and the entrance ticket is very reasonable.
  • A lot less spectacular than I expected.
  • This is the biggest site in the area. If you are here this is likely why you came. Worth seeing.
  • Disappointing. Not so impressive