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Plain of Jars

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History can be such a Mystery!

I knew little about Laos, and being a former history teacher with World-class Ysleta ISD... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
El Paso, Texas
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Unusual, mysterious & remote but certainly worth the effort to visit

I first heard of this mysterious & historic site during the Vietnamese war when it was being... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Road Number 7 | 50 km loop from Phonsavan, Phonsavan 0900, Laos
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I knew little about Laos, and being a former history teacher with World-class Ysleta ISD, ElPasoTX-USA, I absolutely had to learn more from this exquisite primary source. Sadly, my first, and until touring the main three sites (1, 2, & 3), was in reference to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first heard of this mysterious & historic site during the Vietnamese war when it was being subjected to massive air bombing. I thought 'what a waste' and always hoped it would survive somehow and I could get to visit. In recent years this has...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of people skip Phonsavan because it is inconvenient to get to (6 to 8) hour drive from Luang Prabang through the mountains. But to under stand The history of Laos you must go.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

These may not be for everyone but I was intrigued and remain so. The mystic of their purpose, how they were quarried and carved, how they were transported and indeed why they exist makes an interesting visited. Weaved into this is the bomb craters at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

PLAIN OF JARS We booked our tour through Pukyo Guesthouse where we stayed. Our tour guide was Tey. It was a private tour which cost us US$100 for just the two of us. This includes all entrance fees, entry permits and a lunch. During the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

I visited plain of jars few days ago by joining a local travel group organised by the Guesthouse that I stay in. We travel by minivan from Vang Vieng and it's a long journey took around 6-7 hours before we reach Phonsavan. It was an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Camper255952
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

I went to all 3 sites and in the 2nd and 3rd was the only visitor. The visitor centre at site 1 is a must visit and the sites themselves are super interesting. Having said that, Phonsavan itself is an uninspiring hole but the best...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Lots to see and learn. Bit treacherous in wet season but well worth the trudge through mud and floods!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LeanneCirencester
Reviewed 1 July 2018 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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank VitaminVinhHa
Reviewed 25 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Stotty6
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5 March 2018|
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Response from Katie H | 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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18 January 2018|
Response from Carmel C |
Do you do tours of the plain of jars? If so how much and how to book?
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18 January 2018|
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Response from NicolaR2602 |
Hi, how much for a tour to the plain of jars ?
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