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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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  • We started at site 1 which has the best collection of jars and is ideal to see their scale and size. However, it is quite busy, especially if you take the electric cart from the visitor centre ensurin...  more »
  • Plain of Jars has 3 sites, some within hiking disance of the other. To get to one site, we walked on narrow paths between rice paddies and over cattle guards, getting lovely views of the neighboring f...  more »
  • Impressive historical site of beauty. It takes a lot of road to see all these mysterious jars: 6 hours from Luang Phrabang or Vang Vien and the city has no interest, but devote a day to 3 sites worth. I advise to visit them in descending order in order to keep the best for last. So do the last 1 site because it is more comprehensive and not to miss is the information center.
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