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Plain of Jars

| 50 km loop from Phonsavan, Phonsavan, Laos
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What a great place to realise the history we don't know.

Avfantastic experience. We visited 3 different jar sites and each one gave a different view on the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
Well worth a visit- a place of mystery

No one knows about the use(s) of these very big jars-water storage, burial, food storage etc. It is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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| 50 km loop from Phonsavan, Phonsavan, Laos
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Avfantastic experience. We visited 3 different jar sites and each one gave a different view on the people who made these objects. You have to believe what you are told, but you are left still wondering how and what they were used for. Yes i...More

Thank dnaltur
Reviewed 1 week ago

No one knows about the use(s) of these very big jars-water storage, burial, food storage etc. It is a place to slowly walk around, observe the jars and ponder the horizon. All three jar sites are strategic hills. There was only one whole lid at...More

Thank kostantine s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a wonderful tour (Tony's Tour) (Mr Van) to the plain of jars and surrounding area. Van was very knowledgeable and explained 2 theories as to the origin. His English was very good. We spent a good amount of time exploring each of the three...More

1  Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only visited site 1 there are apparently 3 sites not only the large jars but you see a few bomb craters and trenches and also a smallish cave I guess the locals took shelter in during the bombings. While there I even found a...More

Thank bondibrummie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an area surrounded by mountains with a rain forest climate than will make it rain most of the day during the rainy season. We arrived on the only afternoon flight from Vientiane at 3:30 PM. It was lightly raining and had the pre-arranged...More

Thank delacova
Reviewed 4 July 2017

I visited Phonsavan in April 2017. The day trips to do the Plain of Jars are quite expensive unless you get a group of people together which significantly reduces the price. You will see lots of travellers wondering around town, just speak with them and...More

Thank H-Daisybell
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This was my second visit to site 1 as i had been about 4 years before. The facilities are much better and I had and excellent tour host Mr Tey. He showed me many interesting things at site 1, shared local information and new developing...More

Thank erik_trick_12
Reviewed 30 June 2017

There are 3 Plain of Jars sites near Phonsavan, with a 4th site the mountain quarry where the stone came from. Dating back 2000 years, the Jars have in recent years been studied by Australian and New Zealand Archaeologist who theorize their use as funeral...More

Thank Robert Q
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

I almost didn't bother with the grueling bus journey to Phonsovan and the Plain of Jars, but in the end decided to make the trip (and left my travel partner behind!). I loved it! Such fascinating history and beautiful locations - go there!

1  Thank ChamH_01
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

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 were pretty and had nice ambiance. Not sure...More

1  Thank camer0n1980
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as far I check (several tour agent), only one minivan depart at 0830