Category: Lao People’s Democratic Republic

The Threat of a Dam Disaster in Luang Prabang; Tom Fawthrop; The Diplomat

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The dam near Luang Prabang – both a World Heritage site and an seismically active zone – is “an irresponsible gamble,” experts argue.

Source: The Threat of a Dam Disaster in Luang Prabang 

Impending Luang Prabang dam sparks Unesco heritage impact assessment; Tyler Roney & Piyaporn Wongruang; The Third Pole

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Luang Prabang dam in Laos raises concerns over Unesco World Heritage site…

Source: Impending Luang Prabang dam sparks Unesco heritage impact assessment | The Third Pole

Laos’s Plain of Jars revealed to be a burial site; Hannah Seo; Popular Science

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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

Source: Laos jars are slowly revealing their secrets

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

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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…

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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)

Source: View of Plain of Jars, World Heritage Site in Laos

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.

Source: Visiting Wat Phou – The oldest temple in Laos

How Luang Prabang strikes a balance between heritage and tourism; Paul Chai; SMH

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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

Researchers Uncover Another 100 Ancient ‘Jars of Laos’; Greg; The Daily Grail

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 – have been found to likely be around 2500 years old.

Source: Researchers Uncover Another 100 Ancient ‘Jars of Laos’ – The Daily Grail

Discover why Laos is the world’s next great foodie destination; Andrew Nelson; National Geographic

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

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