Plain of Jars

The small dusty town of Phonsavan is the capital of Xieng Khuang province and gateway to the Plain of Jars, which is the principal attraction in the region.

Why visit Plain of Jars ?

  • Meander amongst the Plain of Jar’s great rock urns
  • Learn about the devastation caused by unexploded bombs
  • Drive the stunning mountain road to Luang Prabang

The gigantic stone jars are to Laos as Stonehenge is to England – a complete enigma. While there are many theories, nobody really knows why hundreds of huge stone jars are scattered across several sites on a beautiful, but relatively barren Laotian plain. They are between 2500 and 3000 years old, and carved from solid rock. Most of these containers weigh between 600kgs and one tonne a piece, but the largest weighs six tonnes. The jars are set amongst beautiful scenery of rolling hills.

LOCATION

LAOS KEY INFO

Visa

A visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required. Yellow Fever required if arriving from an endemic area.

Time Difference

GMT + 7 hours

Flight Time

13.5 hours with one stop

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