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Legacies of the Past in Xieng Khouang

December 20, 2017 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under:

Encounter an ancient mystery in this very unique area of Laos.

There are daily flights to Phonsawan from Vientiane. The Plain of Jars can also be reached by traveling overland from Luang Prabang, a beautiful journey over mountain roads with great vistas and opportunities to visit remote tribal villages. For the adventurous traveler – why not continue the overland journey to Vietnam? 


Travel to the Plain of Jars, an impressive archeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are littered all over the plateau. No one really knows who carved these impressive artifacts or how they got here.

Along the way to you’ll pay a visit to a village working to improve themselves in light of the war – using scrap metal from exploded bombs, villagers make spoons and bracelets to sell (which you’ll be able to purchase).

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, and continue on to the old capital of Muang Khoun, whose temple suffered near total destruction by bombs over 30 years ago – an impressive and majestic place.

You may have the chance to visit the Mulberries project – an organization that works to support local women by training them in creating high-quality silk handicrafts and giving them a steady income.

Then, on to another great cause – the Lone Buffalo Foundation. This special project offers young people free English courses, taught by a native speaker. LBF encourages their students to study for careers in tourism, so this gives them the perfect chance to chat with you and start to develop their tour guiding skills!

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