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Plain of Jars

Road Number 7 | 50 km loop from Phonsavan, Phonsavan 0900, Laos
+856-020-22967213
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Beautiful

“Plain of Jars” is a must see place in Xiengkhuang, Laos. There are a lot of jars they made by... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
VitaminVinhHa
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Truly an amazing experience

A surreal experience. There is still mystery as to why what the jars were exactly used for, which... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stotty6
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Savannakhet, Laos
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Road Number 7 | 50 km loop from Phonsavan, Phonsavan 0900, Laos
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+856-020-22967213
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

“Plain of Jars” is a must see place in Xiengkhuang, Laos. There are a lot of jars they made by stone in the pass. You just visit, see and take picture, don’t have any activity.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A surreal experience. There is still mystery as to why what the jars were exactly used for, which actually adds to the charm. Site 2A was my favourite, but all sites open to the public are worth visiting. There is a very well set out...More

1  Thank Stotty6
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Ancient place for funeral ceremonys. In this culture they preserve dead body and after drying buried it. Perfect view and cool place for photos. I believe all this spirits don't mind. Some mine from Vietnamese war still in sol, just be careful and walk only...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

I didn’t find this place exciting. Don’t get me wrong. It’s not a bad place..just not much going on.

Thank Pantao x
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

We took a 9 hours bus trip from Luang Prabang, we finally to got here. It was definitely wonderful. Here, you are able to learn not only the mysterious stories of 2000 years ago but also the flow of Vietnam War, which occurred in Laos...More

2  Thank Thang P
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

I loved the plain of jars. Maybe because of the nature, maybe because of the mystery surrounding it. But it was awesome, my favorite part of Laos (worth the swerving ride over bumpy roads). Beware at restaurants, though, the portions are huge!!! Especially the rice...More

1  Thank Johnny D
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

A worthy visit, must stop and read the information at the visitors centre and easy to go with a tour group for 120,000 kip although much better to hire a motorbike at 100,000 and meander gradually to each site along the road so you can...More

1  Thank phoenix_rei
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

It boggles the mind to stand next to the big stone jars. Who were these people? What become of them? The modern people living in Lao moved in after the golden age of these huge jars. You can almost hear the wisper of the ancient...More

2  Thank nguyenducky
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

According to my guide all three jars sites will soon receive world heritage listing as megalithic type sites. With the size of some of the jars weighing in at over six tons the sites certainly merit the megalithic designation. From the small amount info I’ve...More

1  Thank megaworldasia360
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

This was my third visit to Laos, and I had always regretted not getting here. So, this time we made it happen. If you have more than a week in Laos then perhaps head here. But, if your days are numbered then don’t waste your...More

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Oldmantoo
5 March 2018|
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Response from katietkh | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can go from Thakek to Phonsavan, but a tourist bus will most likely go the long way through Vientiane. I'd speak with a local tour company to see where you'd have to switch local buses to go the other eastern route... More
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