The Plain of Jars

The Plain of Jars

ITINERARY : 03 Days / 02 Nights

Day 01:
Arrive Xieng Khuang, Phonsavanh
Dinner at the hotel | Vansana Plain of Jars or similar

Breakfast at hotel then transfer out to airport then for flight to Xieng Khuang (Phonsavanh). Up on your arrival,
meet your local guide and transfer to your hotel. Later out town to site2 from  the southwest to the north-est where huge jars (up to 1000kg each) of unknown origin are scattered about in at least a dozen groupings. It is one of the most intriguing sights in Laos.  We will also make stop at Ban Napia, an ethnic Phuan village just south of Phonsavanh. This village specialize in making spoons from downed aircraft and explode red bomb shelves.


Drop by at MAG Visitor Information Centre in Phonsavanh, the center provides in-depth history into the intense bombing campaign, the legacy it left behind as the most densely bombed area per capita on earth, facts on the injuries and deaths UXOs continue to cause, diagrams of how cluster bombs work, and even a few diffused shells, the highlight, a one-hour unbiased documentary detailing the bombing’s background, appeals to an audience ranging from people born before the war, those who grew up during the era, and veterans who fought.

Day 02:
Plain of jars excursion
Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at local restaurant | Vansana Plain of Jars or similar

Breakfast at hotel then morning out to visit Phonsavanh Market selling fresh products such as rice, vegetables, poultry, and so on. Afterward, visit Plain of jars site1, & drive out to Muang Khoun, a 30km drive southeast of Phonsavanh passes a stone wall with brick archways, leftovers of France’s colonial presence. The giant Buddha at Wat Piawat, first built in 1564, still sits erect overlooking Muang Khoun, though only the temple’s pillars and short wall section remain. Once buried in the forest, the 450year old That Foun Stupa stands tall next to a road outside town, and though bombing raids mostly destroyed Wat Si Phom, enough remains to envision its glory when constructed in 1390.

We will make a quick visit to Muang Kham another direction of the town 56kms from Phonsavanh. We first stop at Ban Tajok (Hmong village), it is a good example of how war remains are integrated into daily li. Take a walk to the village and discover bomb fences and herbs growing in bomb casings. The out last stop of the day is Natural Hot Spring Water at Ban Nam Hom, there are two hot spring here Bor Noi and Bor Ngai. 

Day 03:
PDepart Xieng Khuang, Phonsavanh
Breakfast at the hotel

Breakfast then transfer out to airport for flight back to Vientiane by Lao Airlines or Lao Skyway.

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