The Plain of Jars is a collection of sites near Phonsavan containing thousands of stone jars, which lie scattered throughout the Xieng Khouang plain. Archaeologists believe that the jars were used 1,500 to 2,000 years ago, by an ancient Southeast Asian race whose culture is now totally unknown. The jars may have been used as funeral urns or perhaps storage for food. The Plain of Jars is perhaps the most dangerous archaeological area in the world due to the large number of unexploded bombs left behind by America's so-called Secret War in Laos in the 1960s.

Site 1 photo gallery  - 24 pictures of Site 1
Site 2 photo gallery  - 14 pictures of Site 2
Site 3 photo gallery  - 11 pictures of Site 3
24 photos of Site 1, the largest of the three sites open to tourists in the Plain of jars
14 photos of site 2, about 25km south of Phonsavan
11 photos of the site 3, which lies about 10km south of site 2
Gallery with all images
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