Why the Plain of Jars?
A mysterious and truly remarkable site
Northeast of Vientiane lies the mysterious and enigmatic display called the Plain of Jars. Here you will discover three sites holding clusters of jars carved out of sandstone and granite. The Jars are scattered across the fields which make for a truly remarkable and unique sight. Nobody is totally sure what their purpose was and why they ended up in this part of Laos, but they vary in shape and size, and their positions differ from one to the next. Allegedly over 2000 years old, The Plain of Jars can be reached via the small and quiet town of Phonsavan.