For this Laos trip, I am sticking with Lonely Planet Laos (Country Guide) for the travel guide book for information on country background, accommodation, maps, restaurants and places of interest.
Day 6 (Phonsavan to Vang Vieng)
The Plain of Jars is an area around Phonsavan where huge jars of unknown origin can be found. Most of these jars are situated in 3 major sites. I left my guesthouse for the Plain of Jars at 730am and easily found Site 1.
Admission ticket to Site 1 (and other sites) costs just about a buck. Maybe it’s still early but Site 1 was not crowded with tourists and I find wandering around the sites a very peaceful experience. But make sure you stick to the marked walking trail as they are still UXOs (unexploded bombs) lying around. Site 2 and 3 were slightly harder to locate but manageable with the excellent gt-rider Laos map.
The enigmatic Plain of Jars are said to be about 2000 years old