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Day 29: The Mysterious Plain of Jars 13

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Day 29: The Mysterious Plain of Jars

November 12th 2009
Most tourists make the trek to Phonsavan to explore the mysterious Plain of Jars, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Phonsovan region has another claim to fame: it's one of the most bombed areas in the world and is still packed with UXO (unexploded ordinance - bombs). We'll explain in a minute. Our driver picked us up at 9am and we met Tay at the one and only tourist center in town (the touri ... read more
Asia » Laos » East » Plain of Jars

Lao or Laotian Flag Laos was under the control of Siam (Thailand) from the late 18th century until the late 19th century when it became part of French Indochina. The Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1907 defined the current Lao border with Thailand. In 1975, the Communist Pathe... ... read more
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