Xieng Khouang


Regarded as the virtual museum of war in city scale, Xieng Khouang was razed by American bombing in the 60s and has been replaced by the new town of Phonsavan.Today, Xieng Khouang is gaining recognition as home to the Plain of Jars, a little-understood group of archaeological sites of enormous stone jars, or drums, buried in the earth. Phonsavan, which has virtually no buildings remaining from the pre-war years, is merely a base from which to explore the area and not much else. The jars themselves are a fun and interesting mystery. A visit to this region is certainly educational: You'll learn about the Hmong rebels, the mysterious recent history, and the many demining projects. Spring for a good guide to take you around to the many sites

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