Auberge De La Plaine Des Jarres

Muang Pek, Phonsavan, Lao Peoples Dem Rep | Inn
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Phonsavan and the Plain of Jars

A travel blog entry by carrhaughan

11

... getting! Fortunately we manage to get a 'free’ lift into town from the bus station, due to the fact we’ve booked into a specific (‘Nice’) hotel. Sadly, the downside to this lift is that the tour rep tries to sell us a very expensive (US$80) private tour to the Plain of Jars – we tell him we’ll think about it and head over the road and get onto a group tour for $25. As we’re booking up, we glance round the office and can see ...

The Most Bombed Country in The World

A travel blog entry by jasonandgaryn

15

... woke up early to begin a day of touring with Tey. Our first stop was the tourist office in the town where we had to register before visiting the sites we planned to see. At the tourist office there are numerous bomb casings that have been found around the area and defused. Some of them were absolutely massive, but they were all scary to see. The tourist office also has a bit of information where we learned that people in villages affected by the bombs have been taught to make good use ...

The Plain of Jars

A travel blog entry by paul_emma

21

... br> Lunch
Jar site 3
Wrecked Russian Tank

Also included; a tour guide, transport, and all entrance fee's. We considered hiring a bike and doing it ourselves but we would be limited to site 1 and sometimes you need someone to tell you just what you're looking at.

With gathering clouds and darkening skies we thought we'd make the most of the day before the rain sent us indoors. We visited Mulberries Silk Farm where for 5,000 Kip (36p) we ...

Phonsavan

A travel blog entry by willandamy

4

... are very emotional, the Laos people are still controlled by the bombies, for example they can't farm certain land due to the risk of hitting a UXO and sometimes this means shortfalls in their food. The number of deactivated bombs that used as decorations around the town and people's homes is frightening. Children sometimes do not see them as a threat and may play with them as the cluster bombs are the size of a tennis ball. This obviously leads to devastating consequences. ...

Plain of Jars

A travel blog entry by hoponholiday

10

... two other small groups of people ahead and behind me, and at some points I felt like one of the only people in the world lucky enough to stumble upon such a beautiful place.



There are 160 sites of the jars yet only three of them are accessible due to the MAG (mines advisory group) STILL working to uncover UXOs (unexploded ordinance bombs) all over this region over 40 years after the end of the Secret War. There were huge bomb craters ...

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This inn, located on Muang Pek, Phonsavan, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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