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Address: | 50 km loop from Phonsavan, Phonsavan, Laos
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+856-020-22967213
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Sun 08:00 - 07:00
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Wed - Thu 08:00 - 20:30
Fri 06:15 - 20:30
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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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Excellent - make sure you see more that one site

One of the more unusual sights the jars are spread over many sites, but only 12 are currently open to tourists, of which 1,2 and 3 are the main ones visited. You will require... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the more unusual sights the jars are spread over many sites, but only 12 are currently open to tourists, of which 1,2 and 3 are the main ones visited. You will require transport as the sites are not all together. Believed to be funery urns, the actual use is unknown. We visited site 2 (we were the only... More 

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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Plains of Jars is around 2000+ years old. It is more of a historical place than for sight seeing though some places you get very good views of the beautiful surroundings. There is a museum before the site visit which is a must see. It gives history and also showcases some of the unexploded ordinances dropped during Vietnam War. Site... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Plain of Jars is absolutely worth visiting. We saw both Sites 1 and 2, and they were different in character. Site 1 is larger and sprawling with an informative Information Center. Site 2 is located on a hill and set against a spectacular backdrop. Since this area was heavily bombed, there were a few bomb craters as well. you... More 

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Fresno
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are multiple sites that have Jars to see and they all require a 30 minute drive outside of town. We had one night in Phonsavan and struggled to see all the sites. This part of the country is different each site is a little different and very photogenic. The ride to get here from Luang Prabang or Vang Vieng... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice place, reminded me of my beloved Sardinia. It is stunning that 10000 kms far away, we found the same stones, small horses, and mysterious stories. Definitely interesting.

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My early plan to Laos didn't included Phonsavan, coz don't know the place don't know the jars. Purposely schedule 2 days to Phonsavan just to visited the Plain of Jars, it's worth the trip. A local good guide + driver by group cost around 200k at the moment. Ours guide is very good, willing to wait till all ours group... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting area! Still not so developed so it feels "genuine". Also very interesting and terrible what the US did long time ago! 30% of the bombs didn't explode and those bombs still kill local farmers and children today!

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Dirmstein, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a tour with Sousath Travel (office just in town on main street) which takes you to all 3 jar sites. The jar sites are well maintained and interesting as well as beautiful in terms of scenery. There isn't really anything to do there other than look at the jars but that's the whole point:) jar site 1... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rented a moto in town & drove out to Jars #1 in about 20 mins. The visitor centre was informative & worth 30 mins or so to get up to speed. Had a nice stroll around the site. Spoke with people who had been to jars #2 & #3 the prevous day who told us they were more of the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is only worth to visit if you are on the way to Sam Neua from Luang Prabang or from Sam Neua to Luang Prabang. If you are from Luang Prabang and purposely go to Phonsavan for Plain of Jars and then return to Luang Prabang, you will need to spend at least 12 hours on the winding road (for... More 

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