Category: Lao People’s Democratic Republic

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

Cambodia blocks Angkor Wat resort, will Laos stop the dam at its UNESCO site?; ASEAN Today

The Cambodian government’s decision to reject plans for a resort complex next to Angkor Wat stands in stark contrast to another project threatening one of Southeast Asia’s UNESCO World Heritage sites. The Luang Prabang dam in Laos poses huge risks to the ancient capital, and the case of Cambodia’s “Angkor Lake of Wonder” may offer advocates a way forward.

Source: Cambodia blocks Angkor Wat resort, will Laos stop the dam at its UNESCO site? | ASEAN Today

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

Cooperating to Save Laos’ Plain of Jars; Kamonrat Chayamarit; The Diplomat

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

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

The newest Unesco World Heritage sites worth visiting; New Zealand Herald

Unesco officials recently added 29 sites to the collection of World Heritage Sites.

Source: The newest Unesco World Heritage sites worth visiting

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

Three Southeast Asian sites added to the Unesco World Heritage list; Noel Tan; SEAArch

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

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