Phu Phadaeng Hotel

Phonsavan, Phonsavan, Lao Peoples Dem Rep | Hotel
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Laos - Plain of Jars

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo on Jun 12, 2014

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... quite scared for a while.

Day 2: June 12, 2014

Our plan for that day was to explore the most visited sites of the Plain of Jars. They are three: Site 1, Site 2 and Site 3. We got up at 7.30, had breakfast in a good corner restaurant, “Simmaly Restaurant”, where we were served massive omelet with fresh French baguette and tomatoes, lettuce and cucumber. It was a huge portion we were sure we were not going to be hungry at least for a few hours. ...

The most bombed country in the world.

A travel blog entry by almightyg73 on Jun 06, 2014

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... them over Laos on the way back from Vietnam as the planes would not land with bombs still on board. They also bombed it again when the Vietnamese retreated over the Laos border during the war to take cover but what I did not know was what something that is called the secret war. The supported the Royal Laos government at the time and helped destroy the Ho Chi Minh trail which was a prime traffic route into Vietnam. Between 1964 and 1973 the Americans performed over ...

Phonsavan, Laos

A travel blog entry by shayles on Jun 02, 2014

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... its been trodden on before. It is a little bit stressful believe it or not. The poor local people go to work in their fields every day not knowing if they are going to hit a landmine. One man has removed over 50 mines from his rice paddy plot. Another has said he has watched many of his cows blown up but you ca’nt just remove the cows from the land, they still need to graze. Schools are evacuated when a new mine is discovered and the area is then ...

Phonsavan and the Plain of Jars

A travel blog entry by carrhaughan on May 19, 2014

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... display of war ordnance – many different types of bombs from tiny cluster bombs to huge shells, plus grenades, mines, bullets of all calibres, rifles and much more. All decommissioned now, or at least we hoped…

Phonsavan is very close to the border with Vietnam, and was bombed very heavily during the Vietnam war. There’s a multitude of reasons for this but the primary one is that the famous Ho Chi Minh Trail ran from north Vietnam ...

The Most Bombed Country in The World

A travel blog entry by jasonandgaryn on May 12, 2014

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... casings by turning them into bracelets and spoons to sell.

Our next stop is completely separate from all the bombs and even separate from the Secret War (which I will get into later). This site was the Plain of Jars. There are over 50 sites of the Plain of Jars, 7 of which are open to the public. The Jars are large stone (mostly sandstone) carvings in the shape of jars that were created by an ancient civilization which has long been gone. Archaeologists, a French archaeologist ...

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