Where is the Plain of Jars in Laos?
Xieng Khouang plain
The Plain of Jars is a collection of large stone jars interspersed throughout the Xieng Khouang plain in the Lao Highlands. The stone structures are mostly made of sedimentary rock and, ranging from 3 to 10 feet in height (1 to 3 meters), each can weigh up to 14 tons.
Where did the Plain of Jars come from?
The Plain of Jars (Lao: ທົ່ງໄຫຫິນ Thong Hai Hin, [tʰōŋ hǎj hǐn]) is a megalithic archaeological landscape in Laos. It consists of thousands of stone jars scattered around the upland valleys and the lower foothills of the central plain of the Xiangkhoang Plateau.
Is Plain of Jars worth visiting?
Only a small portion of the Plain of Jars and the region can be safely visited because of the 80 million undetonated bombs that are just chillin’ randomly here and there. You can see some of the jars that have been damaged or completely destroyed as bombs have detonated.
Where are the megalithic jars?
The megalithic jar sites in Northern Laos comprise one to three-metre-tall carved stone jars, weighing up to 20 tonnes, dotted across the landscape, appearing alone or in groups of up to several hundred.
Where is the Plain of Jars located?
The Plain of Jars, located on a plateau in central Laos, gets its name from more than 2,100 tubular-shaped megalithic stone jars used for funerary practices in the Iron Age.
Why is the Plain of Jars important?
In 1969 the Plain of Jars was a major battlefield between the North Vietnamese and Royal Lao government and was subjected to heavy bombing by the United States. It is now the site of a major Laotian military airfield.
Where is Laos located?
AsiaLaos / Continent
When was the Plain of Jars discovered?
About The Plain of Jars It has the name the Plain of Jars, as it is home to over 90 sites containing stone jars. Each site has between 1 to 400 of these stone jars. It was first discovered in the 1930s when scholars from Laos were conducting research in the area.
What is the old name of Laos?
Kingdom of Lan Xang
In 1893, the three territories came under a French protectorate and were united to form what is now known as Laos….Laos.
|Lao People’s Democratic Republic ສາທາລະນະລັດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ປະຊາຊົນລາວ (Lao) Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxôn Lao
|• Kingdom of Lan Xang
Is Laos a rich or poor country?
Laos is one of East Asia’s poorest countries. It is a small landlocked country located in the center of South-East Asia. It is a mountainous country, especially in the north, and dense forests cover the northern and eastern areas. Population density is low, with only approximately 29 people per kilometer square (2016).