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
While domestic tourists have begun returning to Luang Prabang province after the control of the spread Covid-19 in Laos, tour guides who previously led groups of international visitors are failing to benefit.
Source: Luang Prabang tour guides lose out despite resurgence of domestic tourism in Laos
WORLD heritage-listed Luang Prabang has once again shone on the global tourism stage after being voted among the 15 best cities to visit in Asia by readers of a US-based travel magazine.
Source: Luang Prabang among top five Asian cities for tourists
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
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
With disaster management efforts just now underway, the Plain of Jars is an important example of safeguarding World Heritage.
Source: Cooperating to Save Laos’ Plain of Jars
Wat Phou is the oldest temple in Laos, once the center of Hinduism, worshiping the god Shiva.
Source: Visiting Wat Phou – The oldest temple in Laos
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
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
Unesco officials recently added 29 sites to the collection of World Heritage Sites.
Source: The newest Unesco World Heritage sites worth visiting
A trip to the former royal capital of Laos and an exploration of the history of the cooking there, preserved through one unlikely cookbook and the efforts of chefs today.
Source: The king ate sticky rice: Cooking, past and present, in Luang Prabang, Laos
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
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
Three sites from Southeast Asia were added into the Unesco World Heritage list earlier this month at the World Heritage Committee meeting in Azerbaijan earlier this month – The Plain of Jars in Laos, Bagan in Myanmar, and the Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto in Indonesia. Here’s a news roundup…
Source: Three Southeast Asian sites added to the Unesco World Heritage list | SEAArch – Southeast Asian Archaeology
Mayor of Xieng Khuang province, Laos, Bounton Chanthaphone has called for both domestic and foreign investors to develop tourism in the province to tap into the Plain of Jars, which was named a World Heritage site by UNESCO earlier this month.
Source: Lao province calls for tourism investment to tap into new World Heritage
During its 43rd session in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan, the United Nation…
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The mysterious ‘Plain of Jars’ in Laos remains one of the enigmatic ancient sites in the world – but researchers are now beginning to unlock some of its secrets. The thousands of strange stone jars found in the mountains and plains of upper Laos – recently listed as a UNESCO World Heritage protected site – …
Source: Researchers Uncover Another 100 Ancient ‘Jars of Laos’ – The Daily Grail
Flavorful. Soulful. Beautiful. Head to Louangphabang to taste the best of Southeast Asia.
Source: Discover why Laos is the world’s next great foodie destination