Welcome to Plain of Jars

Giant stone jars of unknown ancient origin are scattered over hundreds of square kilometres around Phonsavan, giving the area the misleading name of Plain of Jars. In fact it's no more of a plain than the rice-bowl valleys at Muang Sing or Luang Namtha, and indeed most of the curious jar sites are on hills. But what is more fascinating than the jars themselves is the mystery of which civilisation created them... Read More

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