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The UXO information center in Phonsavan. - Ban Phonsavan

The UXO information center in Phonsavan.

visit the UXO information center.

The information center for unexploded ordnance (UXO) is a very interesting if schocking place to visit.
It tells the story about the millions of cluster bombs that were droppen in the area during the Vietnam war and still threatens the life of the locals as there are thousands of them still lying around unexploded.
If you ask for it then the guy who runs the place will show you a documentary that tells the story about how the area was bombed and how they are trying to clear the area for boms now.
It's very interesting and a must if you ask me.

Directions: In the main street of Phonsavan.

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  • Updated Feb 10, 2009
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The plain of jars. - Ban Phonsavan

The plain of jars.

The plain of jars.

The plain of jars is a very add archeological site in north eat Laos, where you have thousands of huge stone jars lying around.
They are mostly quite large.
Often 2 by 2 meters.
The origin of the stone jars is still not known, but they are believed to be around 2000 years old.
It's still being discussed what they were used for.
Some think they were made for burying dead people, some think they were made to store food or wine in and some have other theories.
One of the reasons why there is so little known about the place is that it was the most heavily bombed place in the Vietnam war and the place still has thousands of unexploded cluster bombs lying around.
The Archeological sites have been cleared though and as long as you stick to the marked paths then you are safe.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 8, 2009
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