Plain of Jars

Plain of Jars

walking through a field packed with mysterious stone objects

Location: 

Plain of Jars Site 1, Laos

Duration: 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Personal highlights

  1. Plain of Jars: thousands of stone jars are scattered around central Laos
  2. Archeology: used between 500 BC and 500 AD to bury human remains
  3. Authenticity: some researcher doubt the age and originality of the jars
  4. Legends: locals tell tales about giants defending this area against foreigners
  5. UNESCO: still on the waiting list to be protected for future generations

Image sources

  1. Looking into one of the big jars
  2. Pit in the ground from a bomb
  3. Family visit to the Plain of Jars
  4. Randomly arranged Jars
  5. Me walking through the grass

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