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The Plain of Jars, Phonsavan, Laos.

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The mysterious plain of jars near Phonsavan, Laos in which hundreds of jars are spread across the northern region. Anthropologists and archeologists have theorized that the jars may have been used as funeral urns or perhaps storage for food. Lao stories and legends claim that there was a race of giants who once inhabited the area. Local legend tells of an ancient king called Khun Cheung, who fought a long, victorious battle against his enemy. He supposedly created the jars to brew and store huge amounts of lao lao rice wine to celebrate his victory. No matter what the true story, the mysterious plain of jars make for an interesting visit.
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The mysterious plain of jars near Phonsavan, Laos in which hundreds of jars are spread across the northern region.  Anthropologists and archeologists have theorized that the jars may have been used as funeral urns or perhaps storage for food.  Lao stories and legends claim that there was a race of giants who once inhabited the area. Local legend tells of an ancient king called Khun Cheung, who fought a long, victorious battle against his enemy. He supposedly created the jars to brew and store huge amounts of lao lao rice wine to celebrate his victory.  No matter what the true story, the mysterious plain of jars make for an interesting visit.