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Xieng Khuang -The Province Plain of Jars, Laos
Welcome to XiengKhouang the Province Plain of Jars, Laos
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Culture Sites of Interest in Xiengkhouang-the Province Plain of Jars in Laos

Information centre and village Ban Phai:
Ban Phai is a mix of lowland Lao, Hmong and Khmu families and has a high degree of traditional houses. The villagers are subsistence farmers and women weave or embroider in their free time. Visit the information centre to learn more about this typical rural village and be information about the nearby granite jar site; have a relax drink on the hill side whilst admiring the stunning landscape.

 
Jar site at Phai village: this small jar sites consists of 36 granite jar and oppose the sandstone jars found at most site. It is easily accessible and within walking distance from the information centre.
 
Pha Keo village:this remote Hmong village, located on the upper slopes of the mountains, is only accessible by walking. The small farming community with 20 households has retained a high degree of traditional customs and living. Stay at the community lodge, taste local cooked food prepared by villagers and enjoy the interaction with villagers.
 
ThaLin Village: Ban ThaLin village is a traditional Hmong village located at the end of the road in a valley in the mountains and starting point of the trek. The scattered houses of the village are surrounded by farm fields.
 
Jar site of PhaKeo village:on the mountain ridge near the village of Phakeo are several jar sites; the biggest group counts nearly 400 sandstone jars and is the most impressive recorded jar site so far. Located in a lush forest with wild orchids growing on jars, this site contains stone lids and grave markers with animal bas reliefs.
 
Kha waterfall:the waterfall is very great place to relax, have a picnic and enjoy Loa’s natural beauty. The community manages the place to keep it clean, maintains the trail and protects the forest.
 
Tajok village:this Hmong, village is very good example of how war remains are integrated into daily lives. Take a walk to the village and discover bomb fences and herbs growing in bomb casings.
 
Old Capital: Muang Khoun is the former capital of the phuan kingdom and was the provincial administrative centre during French Indochina. This rural centre of faded glory was heavily bombed at the end of the 1960’s and bears testimony to centuries of aggression. Walk around town and discover the remains of stupas and temples which once equaled the glory and splendors of Luang Prabang. Extend the heritsge walk to visit the charming, traditional Tai Dam village Nasi. The villagers demonstrate basket and textile weaving and you can buy directly from the handicraft maker. The walk will take you over a suspension bridge with magnificent views of the surrounding fields and river.
 
Cemeteries: a small Vietnamese style stupa and cemetery on the way to the village of Ban Phai show the close relationalship of Xiengkhouang in particular the old capital with Vietnam.


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