Whisky then Jars
Trip Start Oct 03, 2010
77Trip End Sep 06, 2011
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Today we went to the Plain of Jars near Phonsavan. Across the Xieng Khouang Plateau thousands of prehistoric jars are scattered giving it the name Plain of Jars. More than sixty fields have been recorded within the province ranging from a single jar to clusters containing more than 400 jars. Archaeological evidence suggests that the jars are funeral urns carved by Iron Age people areound 2000 years ago.
That day we also went to a whisky distillary, which was in a shed. The whisky is called "Lao Lao". It warms your stomach in the early hours of the morning ;).
By the end of the trip we had visited 3 jar site. Although it was interesting, there are only so many jars you can see in one day!
Later that evening we went to a local festival with two Dutch girls and we were the only westerers there. At the start there were only a few Laothians and then one hour later it was like the whole of Lao had turned up! Later we could not find our Tuk-Tuk so had to find alternative transport.
Danny and Emma signing off. xxx