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Plain of Jars Tours and Activities

Plain of Jars
The Plain of Jars is a collection of huge enigmatic jar-shaped stones scattered across the landscape near the town of Phonsavan in the northeast of Laos. Arranged in clusters of between one and several hundred, the origins of the Plain of Jars is still unknown, although it’s thought that the site dates back to the Iron Age some 2000 years ago.

The jars vary in height and diameter but their shapes are all cylindrical with the bottom bases wider than the top. These mysterious stone urns are spread out across hundreds of square-kilometers and have been divided into sections, with sites 1, 2, and 3 forming the basis of most tours.

Various theories about how the jars came to be and what purpose they served (if any) have emerged over the years. However, one thing we know of is this area’s more recent history; because of its proximity to the Vietnamese border, the region was heavily bombed by the US during the Vietnam War. Some say it’s remarkable that so many of the jars survived at all.

Practical Info

Most parts of the Plain of Jars has been cleared of UXB, but visitors need to ensure they don’t stray from the designated paths. These are marked by red and white stones, and visitors should stay on the white side of these at all times.

The Plain of Jars is around a 15-minute drive from Phonsavan and most people visit with a tour guide/driver.
Address: Phonsavan, Laos
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Plain of jars tour

Plain of jars tour

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8:30am-12:00pm, visit Plain of jar site 1,2,3 1:30pm, visit Ban naphia spoon village 3:00pm, visit Former capital of phonsavan Wat phia wat temple, That foun stupa
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.00
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$140.00

The Old capital tour combined with Plain off jars

The Old capital tour combined with Plain off jars

This tour includes the historical sites from Phonsavan and Muang Khoun It also includes local handcrafts ,a stop at the spoon village ,where people use the bomb scarfs to make jewelry ,spoons etc... a stop at the noodle village where they will show you ,how they process to make noodles the tour starts at 8am30 and finishes at 5pm 30 we finish the tour with the sunset,so you will have some time to make lovely pictures
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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