UNESCO experts insist that a huge dam would destroy the “authenticity and integrity” of the World Heritage Site in Laos.
16 Best Cheap Tropical Vacations: Cheapest Tropical Destinations; Cecilie Storgaard & Polly Hyson; News Observer
Luang Prabang ready for return to halcyon days; Ron Gluckman; Nikkei Asia
Laotian town was a top destination before COVID, but recovery is slow…
Luang Prabang: A spiritual heritage; Tonette Martel; Philippines Star
From a Buddhist perspective, life would always be marked by impermanence and change. Yet that could pave the way for new beginnings. Tonette Martel feels blessed to see part of this unfolding story during the visits to Luang Prabang.
Source: Luang Prabang: A spiritual heritage
Laos’s Plain of Jars revealed to be a burial site; Hannah Seo; Popular Science
Archaeologists finally determined that these mysterious, giant stone jars were used, at least for a time, as funerary sites.
Source: Laos’s Plain of Jars revealed to be a burial site | Popular Science
Laos jars are slowly revealing their secrets; Louise Shewan, Dougald O’reilly & Thonglith Luangkhoth; Phys.org
Researchers solve more of the mystery of Laos megalithic jars; Phys.org
New research conducted at the UNESCO World Heritage listed ‘Plain of Jars’ in Laos has established the stone jars were likely placed in their final resting position from as early as 1240 to 660 BCE.
Source: Researchers solve more of the mystery of Laos megalithic jars
Luang Prabang: UNESCO world heritage by the Mekong River; Kaikeo Saiyasane; Xinhua
What the Plain of Jars in Laos tells us about disaster risk management in the era of coronavirus; Montira Unakul; SCMP
What the Plain of Jars in Laos tells us about disaster risk management in the era of coronavirus…
View of Plain of Jars, World Heritage Site in Laos; Xinhua
Photo taken on Nov. 3, 2020 shows the sunset view of the Plain of Jars, a megalithic archaeological landscape in Xieng Khuang province, Laos. The Plain of Jars, formally called the Megalithic Jar Sites, was officially inscribed on the World Heritage List at a meeting of the World Heritage Committee held in Baku, Azerbaijan, on July 10, 2019. The Plain of Jars is named for the more than 2,100 tubular-shaped megalithic stone jars that are believed to have been used for funerary practices in the Iron Age, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. (Photo by Kaikeo Saiyasane/Xinhua)
These Huge Ancient Jars In Laos Left Experts Baffled – Until A Chilling Theory For Their Use Emerged; Suzi Marsh; Scribol
Laos is home to thousands of ancient jars – and experts believe they served a grim purpose In a remote corner of northeastern Laos, far from the well-trodden backpacking trail, a strange sight lurks in Southeast Asia’s Annamite Mountains. Across hundreds of square miles of hilly terrain, thousands of mysterious stone containers have been scattered.
Source: These Huge Ancient Jars In Laos Left Experts Baffled – Until A Chilling Theory For Their Use Emerged
Armchair Traveler: Luang Prabang, Laos, a small city with a rich history; Roy Ritter; Napa Valley Register
A UNESCO world heritage site, Luang Prabang, is a small city that was the capital of the Kingdom of Laos until 1975.
Source: Armchair Traveler: Luang Prabang, Laos, a small city with a rich history
Laos launches cultural heritage preservation plan in two provinces; ANN
The Ministry of Planning and Investment and the French Development Agency (AFD) have launched a joint project for preserving and enhancing Laos heritage in southern Champasak and Savannakhet provinces.
Source: Laos launches cultural heritage preservation plan in two provinces
This Is Southeast Asia’s Most Affordable Luxury Destination; Laura Itzkowitz; Fodor’s
Luxury for way less.
Source: This Is Southeast Asia’s Most Affordable Luxury Destination
Visiting Wat Phou – The oldest temple in Laos; Medium.com
Wat Phou is the oldest temple in Laos, once the center of Hinduism, worshiping the god Shiva.
How Luang Prabang strikes a balance between heritage and tourism; Paul Chai; SMH
Scenery of Luang Prabang on riverside of Mekong River; Xinhua
Photo taken on Jan. 2, 2020 shows the sunrise scenery of Luang Prabang on the riverside of Mekong River, Laos. Luang Prabang, located aside the Mekong River, was listed by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a world heritage in 1995. (Photo by Kaikeo Saiyasane/Xinhua)
Source: Scenery of Luang Prabang on riverside of Mekong River
Mystical ‘Plain of Jars’ gets World Heritage recognition; NST
THE mystical archeological location known as the ‘Plain of Jars’ in the Xieng Khuang province received official certification as a World Heritage site recently.
Source: Mystical ‘Plain of Jars’ gets World Heritage recognition
Learn About Laos in Luang Prabang, by Travel Writers; Steve Bergsman; Creators
The alarm went off at 4:45 a.m., giving Steve Bergsman and his wife about 15 minutes to get ready.
Source: Learn About Laos in Luang Prabang, by Travel Writers
Mysterious ‘Plain of Jars’ may be the burial place for thousands of dead babies and children, experts say; James Rogers; Fox News
The mysterious ‘Plain of Jars’ in Laos has long been a source of fascination to archaeologists and is now revealing more of its grisly secrets.
Source: Mysterious ‘Plain of Jars’ may be the burial place for thousands of dead babies and children, experts say