Laos – Phonsavanh and the Plain of Jars, Xieng Khouang province

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A Laotian couple wave from behind the largest of the jars at site number 1, Plain of Jars

There are two main reasons to visit Phonsavanh and Xieng Khouang province – the Plain of Jars and 1960’s/early 1970’s military history. The town draws backpackers and bikers driving round Indo China, as well as archaeologists and military historian types.  I was interested in the jars, but more so the military history, and I started to see evidence of this as my flight approached Xieng Khouang airport.  These are not a golf course bunkers, they are bomb craters… Continue reading