The Plain of Jars are a collection of hundreds of strange shaped stones, which resemble stout jars covering several plains (fields) in northern Laos. The jar-like limestone structures are arranged in clusters of varying numbers. The Iron Age site is believed to be over 2,000 years old and possibly made by travelers from India. The original purpose is uncertain, but they could have been containers to store rice or even for burial ceremonies.
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Where to find the Plain of Jars
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