Plain of Jars - Laos


One of Asia's most mysterious sites is the plain of Jars. Situated in the communist country of Laos, the Plain of Jars has been open to the public for just over a decade. Thousands of jars are scaterred in almost the entire Xieng Khouang plain in the mountain range of Indochina. Its origin is unknown but....

Legends and stories claim that there was a race of giants who once lived there. Another story was of the ancient king called Khun Cheung, who celebrated his victory after a very long battle. He then used the jars to store his lao lao rice wine.


The Plain of Jars is the most dangerous archeological sites in the world so it is imperative to stay on the designated paths because of the unexploded bombs which caused injuries every week. The site's proximity to Vietnam made Laos one of the most bombed country in the face of the earth, even if they were not officially involved in the Vietnam war. A nearby cave which was excavated in the 1930's was badly damaged during the war and archeologists found human bones and ashes inside.

The secret of the Plain of Jars is still waiting to be discovered. Historians are still baffled about its origin. I was in Laos 2 years ago for a visa a run so i failed to visit the site. Won't miss it the next time I go there...Promise!

2 comments:

Benjoe said...

WOW.. its great information. i never seen like this before. wish i have opportunity do see it with my eyes and touch it..

nightblastz said...

@ Benjoe

Yeah, this jars are unknown to some people. Laos tourism destinations are not yet known to the world compared to its neighboring countries of Thailand and Vietnam.

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