I had a fantastic time at the Plain of Jars in Phonsavon, Laos. We spent three days there. Phonsavon reminds me of the Wild West. It’s very quiet and small. You can practically see the dustballs rolling down main street.
We hired a guide for the day and we had a private driver for a week. Our driver drove us from Luang Prabang to Phonsavon and then we went on to Vang Vieng. It was a terrific way to see Laos.
I’ve heard that most travelers think the Plain of Jars is boring, but I found it fascinating. In addition to walking through the fields, we were able to explore some caves in the area that once sheltered residents during the war.
We had to stay on a marked path and were told not to wander too far away for fear of buried bombs exploding underneath our feet. As we were walking, we could see bombs exploding in the distance. It was all the warning I needed.
Our guide told us that the area is going to be made into a World Heritage Site. The landscape is breath-taking with rolling green hills and cattle grazing in the distance. It was a terrific journey and one that I would gladly make again.over 5 years ago