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Address: | 50 km loop from Phonsavan, Phonsavan, Laos
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+856-020-22967213
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08:00 - 20:30
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Sun 08:00 - 07:00
Mon 08:00 - 19:00
20:00 - 20:30
Tue 08:00 - 20:00
Wed - Thu 08:00 - 20:30
Fri 06:15 - 20:30
Sat 08:00 - 20:15
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Hundreds of huge stone jars, over 2,000 years old, lie scattered in a...

Hundreds of huge stone jars, over 2,000 years old, lie scattered in a field.

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Mystery

I have had this on my to-do list since my first travels back in 1972. Glad I left it till now as it wasn't really safe till 2004 when most the unexploded bombs were clearing by... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have had this on my to-do list since my first travels back in 1972. Glad I left it till now as it wasn't really safe till 2004 when most the unexploded bombs were clearing by UNESCO. They were a mystery then and still are now. No theory proposed answers the questions satisfactorily.

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Thank Till G
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is worth to visit at least 3 sites to discover the diversity of the environment. Just take your time and enjoy the scenery.

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Sun City, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing history makes this trip worthwhile. Sites 1, 2 and 3 are not that far from each other, and each has a different "flavor". Site 1 has the most jars spread out across an easily traversed plain and hillside. Site 2 consists of two smaller sites on adjacent small wooded hills. Site 3 requires a drive on a bumpy dirt... More 

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Thank Redfoot
Chugiak, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

well worth the trip. Really hard to put it all together. A lot of ideas but no one knows the real truth. Its a mystery.

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Thank Marysusan2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These jars are a sight worth seeing and pondering over. We visited fields 1 and 2. Be ready to walk a bit. Site 1 also provides views of Vietnam War bomb craters, remnants of the "Secret War in Laos".

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Thank marysL7009SU
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started at site 1 which has the best collection of jars and is ideal to see their scale and size. However, it is quite busy, especially if you take the electric cart from the visitor centre ensuring that you arrive at the same time as many others. Sites 2 and 3 were much more atmospheric with almost no-one else... More 

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Thank Chris M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plain of Jars has 3 sites, some within hiking disance of the other. To get to one site, we walked on narrow paths between rice paddies and over cattle guards, getting lovely views of the neighboring farms.

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Thank Janet G
Phuket, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't really explain this one. They are big stone jars on the plain. But why are they there? Who knows? A small visitors centre will try and tell you but I think they are just guessing. Have a look and make up your own stories.

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Thank Rosie H
Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't take a tour as they overcharge you. We hired a motorbike for the day (90k kip + 15k for gas) and went by ourselves. The roads are in good condition. First we visited site 1 (15k), then drove all the way to muang khoun to see the phiawat temple (don't buy the ticket, not much to see and you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited jar sites 2 and 3 walking between them along well marked paths surrounded by unexploded ordnance from the Vietnam war. This is the remains from the 2 million tons of bombs dropped on this neutral country that have devastated it and the story of this bombing is amongst the most compelling items of modern history that I have... More 

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