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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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  • Rented a moto for 80k kip and did all three sites in about 4 hours without rushing. Also included a very average waterfall near site 2. I found the first site underwhelming but the second and third we...  more »
  • Absolutely breathtaking scenery. We rented a motorbike and went to all three sites. Each has their own perks. Site 1 and 3 were my favorites. A must see if in northern Laos!  more »
  • Very nice and interesting history It's not very touristic and it really work it Find a guy named Mr Van it's a perfect guide from Hmong minority  more »
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  • The main attraction of Phonsavanh, and its surrounds, are the soon to world heritage listed Plain Of Jars sites. There are other attractions to visit, in the outlying areas of the province, but the jars are the main draw card. Site one, with roughly 300 jars, is the largest and, conveniently, the nearest at just ten kilometers from the township. Sites two and three are roughly between 25 – 30 kilometers from town and, although having fewer jars, are on more forested landscapes. There is less shade available at site one and, for this reason, it’s a better option to visit in the late afternoon when the heat has gone from the day. There’s also the added bonus of catching an outstanding sunset from the highest point of the site.
  • Great mysterious place. Take a private tour to hear some great stories!
  • 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.
  • Plain of jars itself is an interesting sight but not really as impressive as expected and lacked information. But Phonsavan itself is a rip off and quite expensive to get to and from. Accomdation is also very expensive for incredibly basic rooms.
  • Must see if you are in luang prabang, 30mind lao skyway fly here instead of take the long bus. Mysterious stone jars.