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World Heritage Network - Plain of Jars Adventure Tours

Phonsavan, Laos
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About World Heritage Network - Plain of Jars Adventure Tours
We specialise in arranging tours for tourists to explore the famous Plain of Jars sites located near Phonsavan, Laos. These sites have been a mystery not only for hikers but to archeologists and scientists around the world ever since their discovery in the 1930s. They have also been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage status and often referred to as a south-east Asian version of Stonehenge. If you wish to join our Plain of Jar Adventure Tour, please email us.
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Topi a Svetlana wrote a review Mar 2020
Chiang Mai, Thailand33 contributions41 helpful votes
Really interesting place. Ancient history and crater by bomd from Second Word war. Of you are photograpfer, lets go there late afternoon.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Shivanee wrote a review Jan 2020
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Laos and the plain of jars in particular, provide an interesting look into the history of Laos and its people. It provides a "historical" side to the chill vientiane atmosphere and the spiritual luang prabang experience. Laos definitely has its own unique charm.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Rorne, Director of Tour & Marketing at World Heritage Network - Plain of Jars Adventure Tours
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Dear Shivanee Thank you very much for your review posted at our page. We are glad that you had enjoyed your tour in Laos exploring Vientaine, the Plain of Jars and Luang Prabang. Now that you had visited mankind greatest discovery, you can tell your friends that “you’ve finally did it”. Should you need any assistance for other adventure tours in Laos, please contact us ya. Cheers! Best regards Rorne Tan Director of Tour & Marketing WORLD HERITAGE NETWORK
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CherylNgLEE wrote a review Aug 2018
Sentosa Island, Singapore1 contribution1 helpful vote
I love history and that's why I traveled across Laos to Phonsavan and visited this sites. The local town at Xieng Khuang is quite undeveloped and you feel like you are at a cowboy town without the horses. When I arrived at the town, I just looked at the best looking hotel and stayed there. Then I asked around about how to visit the Plain of Jars sites and they all said just look for "Mr. Noud" as he is the best guide for the Jars. I was lost as I do not know who he is and neither do I have his contact no. Then I googled and found him at this Page and emailed World Heritage Network and booked a day tour to be specifically guided by him. Mr. Noud was punctual when he picked me up on the next day and brought me to the 3 Jar sites which they called Site 1,2,3. Each have different geographical structure and number of jars spread out across the plain. Even until today no one knows for sure, how did all the jars were carried and spreaded across so many different Sites. I said many different sites because there hundreds of Jar sites in Phonsavan and only 3 sites have been cleared of UXO bombs and are safe for tourist to visit. They are the famous Site 1,2,3. Then later, Mr. Noud brought me to bomb crater ares and it was shocking to witness so many big craters on a field. You can imagine how US planes dropped bombs and made such big holes on the ground. Then we go visit a village that specialized in making whisky. The maker was kind enough to show me the whole process of making whisky and offered me the end product. I tasted it and it taste the same as whisky. You will be surprised how local villages are so talented as they know how to produce simple whisky without any modern equipment or lab. My final tour was to Wat Pia Wat to see the ruins of a buddha statue that was damaged by bombs dropped by US planes during the Vietnam war. I have learned some history about the war in Laos and Vietnam and how the war affected the people of Laos but when you are there seeing and witnessing all the effects of war particulary tons of unexploded UXO ordinance, missiles, rockets and giant bombs being used as decoration at front entrance of village houses, shops and restaurants proudly displayed by the owners, it shows how deeply the US bombing history is intertwined with the local people and their culture in Laos. This exploraton was an eye opener for me and Mr. Noud was like my history teacher in the entire journey. Telling me and showing me historical spots during his history lesson. True enough as what the locals said, Mr. Noud is the right best guide as his knowledge of the history of the Plain of Jars and the bombing in Laos was enormous. I was very happy to have him as my guide as I realised what an honor to have him in the end. This is a very good guided tour arranged by World Heritage Network for any foreign tourist who wish to visit the Plain of Jars sites including learning the history of the past bombing in Laos. Anyone who loves history should go and visit and learn by seeing it all in real life!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Rorne, Director of Tour & Marketing at World Heritage Network - Plain of Jars Adventure Tours
Responded 7 Aug 2018
Dear Cheryl Ng Thank you very much for your review posted at our page. We are glad that you had enjoyed your tour at the Plain of Jars and learned the bombing history in Laos. As you know, these Plain of Jars have been a mystery not only to hikers but to archeologists and scientists around the world since their discovery in the 1930s. They have also been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage status and often regarded as south-east-asian version of stonehenge. In addtion, we are also proud to have our guide, Mr. Noud, working with us. He is our best guide for the Plain of Jars tours in our network. Now that you had visited mankind greatest discovery, you can tell your friends that “you’ve finally did it”. Should you need any assistance for other adventure tours in Laos, please contact us ya. Cheers! Best regards Rorne Tan Director of Tour & Marketing WORLD HERITAGE NETWORK
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grace c wrote a review Jul 2018
Hong Kong, China1 contribution1 helpful vote
One good thing about this Plain of Jars tour is not about just exploring the sites of the Jars like the famous Site 1, 2 & 3 or the Muong Khun village or the bomb crater or the broken statue of Wat Pia Wat. The most unforgettable experience in this tour is when you visit the MAG (Mines Advisory Group) and the UXO Survivor Information Centre and learn about the histoy of the bombing at Laos by US war planes during the Vietnam war. The most disturbing aspect of this region is the sheer number of UXO - Unexploded Ordinance and the most sinister are the tennis ball sized cluster bombs that are littering the region. If you come across a team and ask politely, they will show you the bombs laying in the grass. Farmers are too afraid to cultivate their land, children find these things and start playing with them usually with fatal consequences. There are pictures of children without legs or hands shown at these centres. You will finally understand first hand the evil side effects of war. My guide, Mr. Noud is a very famous guide and also a historian of this bombing and told me a lot of stories about the suffering of the people due to the war and also the history of the Jars and why they are put in hundreds scattered across the plain. This part of Laos is really a mystery and a great adventure for any tourists who love history and like to get on the ground and witness the effects of post war bombing on the people, their culture and the fate of the victims of UXO bombs. The operator, Rorne, was very helpful and knows what I want and what I need as he assigned the town's most popular and experienced guide, Mr.Noud, for me and I am so honored to get to know him and having him as my guide. Thanks for everything. Cheers!
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from Rorne, Director of Tour & Marketing at World Heritage Network - Plain of Jars Adventure Tours
Responded 1 Aug 2018
Dear Grace, Thank you very much for your review posted at our page. We are glad that you had enjoyed your tour at the Plain of Jars and learned the bombing history in Laos. As you know, these Plain of Jars have been a mystery not only to hikers but to archeologists and scientists around the world since their discovery in the 1930s. They have also been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage status and often regarded as south-east-asian version of stonehenge. In addtion, we are also proud to have our guide, Mr. Noud, working with us. He is our best guide for the Plain of Jars tours in our network. Now that you had visited mankind greatest discovery, you can tell your friends that “you’ve finally did it”. Should you need any assistance for other adventure tours in Laos, please contact us ya. Cheers! Best regards Rorne Tan Director of Tour & Marketing WORLD HERITAGE NETWORK
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Regula G wrote a review Jun 2018
Winterthur, Switzerland16 contributions7 helpful votes
These jars to see is very special, the three sites are similar, but 2 and 3 I enjoyed more because they are smaller and the walk there was very nice.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Response from Rorne, Director of Tour & Marketing at World Heritage Network - Plain of Jars Adventure Tours
Responded 24 Jun 2018
Dear Regula, Thank you very much for your review posted at our page. We are glad that you had enjoyed your tour at the Plain of Jars in Laos. As you know, these Plain of Jars have been a mystery not only to hikers but to archeologists and scientists around the world since their discovery in the 1930s. They have also been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage status and often regarded as south-east-asian version of stonehenge. Now that you had visited mankind greatest discovery, you can tell your friends that “you’ve finally did it”. Should you need any assistance for other adventure tours in Laos, please contact us ya. Cheers! Best regards Rorne Tan Director of Tour & Marketing WORLD HERITAGE NETWORK
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