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Welcome to Xieng Khouang -The Province Plain of Jars, Laos
Xiengkhouang is Located 435 kilometers northeast of the Vientiane capital. Most of the province’s landscape consists of steep mountains and green hills. Xiengkhouang Province offers the awesome beauty of high mountains and rugged karst formations.
Welcome to Xieng Khuang -The Province Plain of Jars, Laos
Visiting The Plain of Jars is a serene inspiration. The ritual burial jars with their minimalistic Iron Age aesthetics are an ever-present part of the landscape and the only remaining witnesses to a vanished civilization. Unlike Ancient Greece or the First Emperor of China that date from around the same time, we know very little about the civilization that created The Plain of Jars. There is neither a legend of Troy nor a Chinese Book of Songs that kept the memory alive. In more recent history a Secret War took place here. Constant aerial bombardments transformed the landscape - and often jar sites as well- into a Plain of Scars. Regardless, villagers found imaginative ways to rebuild their existence and often made the legacy of the war a resourceful part of their daily life. Bombs became spoons; and a distinct Xiengkhouang style of architecture was created that incorporates bomb shells as building material and décor for houses. The integrity of a culture that did not succumb to hardship but grew with its trials and yet preserved century old village traditions and beliefs is characteristic for The Plain of Jars. The stories you will uncover here are not immediately obvious to the naked eye. You will have to take your time to listen and open your heart to understand. But then something very rare will happen: You will realize that even today in a world that believes in “total knowledge” there will always remain hidden stories and places that will never be fully understood. We invite you to a journey to The Plain of Jars. Be inspired by hidden stories
   


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