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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 - 20:15
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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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Firstly I'll review the jars and then explain the best way to see them. Started with a visit to Site 3 which is the furthest out of Phonsavan, got there at about 10am and we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Firstly I'll review the jars and then explain the best way to see them. Started with a visit to Site 3 which is the furthest out of Phonsavan, got there at about 10am and we were the only people there. This site requires a walk through some paddy fields which would look amazing in the wet season! This was also... More 

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently toured Laos via Motorcycle with a buddy, Over 4,000KM of Amazing Roads to Discover but definitely preferable on a Adventure Style Motorcycle. My Face Book page is Amazing Thailand Touring ATT , Check out all the pictures

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Started with Site 3, then 2 and finally site 1. Hardly anybody at the first two stops so very atmospheric. Larger Site 1 had quite a few locals very few tourists.

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

There are several sites to visit which I think are cyclable to. I went on an organised tour through Southai Travel which was excellent. Sites 2 and 3 were my favourites.

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Skivarp, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If You are up to Luang Prabang also take a day off and go out to the plain of Jars. The plain of Jars is a monumental field with gigantic stone jars. Much older than the Luang Prabang temples and with a very special feeling of mystery around it. They are empty and noone knows what they were used for.... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ridiculous prices for a guide, we hired a motorbike for two days for $20 and did all the sights, plain of jarres 2 was our favourite.hardly any tourists at any , out of interest the guides wanted about 100$ a day , totally mad when average earnings is $80 a month. Although by the amount of brand new trucks their... More 

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Thank Boeing737man
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 15 February 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

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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Chugiak, Alaska
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23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

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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