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Plain of Jars

Road Number 7, Muang peak, Ban phonsavan | 50 km loop from Phonsavan, Phonsavan 0900, Laos
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Not spectacular but very interesting

We had an excellent local guide, Tey, take us around sites 1,2 & 3 & I doubt if we would have found... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Noel D
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Newcastle, Australia
Effort to Visit but Worth it

You decide. 6 hour drive to get there, not much of a town, mediocre hotels, 6 hour drive to next... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
TheFoodguy
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Morristown, New Jersey
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Road Number 7, Muang peak, Ban phonsavan | 50 km loop from Phonsavan, Phonsavan 0900, Laos
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had an excellent local guide, Tey, take us around sites 1,2 & 3 & I doubt if we would have found the experience as interesting without his input because visually the sites are not very special. It is the history & evolving theories about...More

Thank Noel D
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You decide. 6 hour drive to get there, not much of a town, mediocre hotels, 6 hour drive to next town and visit to Plain of Jars... priceless. In the middle of nowhere sits 3 sites of large stone jars... were they burial tombs? Did...More

Thank TheFoodguy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Small museum highlights the evil that men do. Peaceful area littered with UXO fragments and searing memories. Short time to walk about will bring a lifetime of memories.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you plan to visit the Plain of Jars it is important that you do some reading before you get here. I don't recommend going on your own so be sure to arrange for a guide. The country has applied for UNESCO World Heritage status...More

Thank Michael N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveling from Luang Prabang (LP) to Phonsavan takes us 7 hours via highways. Upon reaching, we rested 1 night. The town of Phonsavan is quiet, after dark, practically for some food, clinic, most stores are closed. The next day set off to the Plain of...More

1  Thank 2015ECL05
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not an easy location to get to as it is about an 8 hour drive from Luang Prabang but if you have the time it is worth it. These jars can be seen at 3 sites with the most jars at site 1. They are...More

Thank cwalts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Plain of Jars now contains around 100 known urn sites, ranging from sites with a single urn to some with hundreds. The most famous three sites, Site 1, 2 and 3 are located within about 20 kilometers of each other and are all worth...More

1  Thank Raymond W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited site 1,2 and 3 with Tour operator called Laohighlandertour.com, find them in the main Road number 7 in Phonsavanh. Tour from 9-15. Had a guide called Yeng, excellent, good English speaking. Very informative and good telling different stories about the jars. Also visited a...More

Thank Melitta K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Monuments of SAGA, and they do not know exactly where it s from, who made it ! Clear is that the monuments have a myth and should be a world wonder of Unesco soon ! parallel to this you see and feel the wounds what...More

Thank juergen p
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent two days at Sites 1, 2, and 3 as well as the MAG and UXO info centers. We went to site 1 just before sunset and had the place to ourselves. Sites 2 and 3 we saw in the morning and also were...More

Thank Yokeko
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This is not a question but sharing the sights of phonsavan.
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