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Phonsavan

 
 

Phonsavan is the capital of Xieng Khouang Province, situated in northeastern Laos. It is a small town but the starting point for many travellers venturing into the province including the mysterious Plain of Jars. Situated 1,100 metres (3,600 feet) above sea level, Phonsavan experiences a climate milder than the lowlands with year-round temperatures averaging 26°C (79°F).

 
 
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Street in Phonsavan

Victoria Wood visits MAG Lao IMG_1064

By victoriapeckham

Phonsavan resembles a town seen in a Spaghetti Western movie with its dreary streets and drab looking buildings. Not much to see or do here but the only place in the province for decent accommodation.

Getting Around

Rest Stop

By joaquinuy

Phonsavan is a transport hub for the region. Surprisingly this small town has an airport with flights between Vientiane and bus services between Vientiane, Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang.

Plain of Jars

Phonsavan (Laos 2006)

By paularps

The Plain of Jars is an archaeological landscape of stone jars dating back 1,500-2,500 years. These jars are believed to be associated with burial practices and vary in height and diameter.

Natural Scenery

Laos Phonsavan to Vang Vieng

By artist in doing nothing

Beyond the Plain of Jars, Xieng Khouang Province offers travellers its natural scenery featuring pine forests, rolling hills, karst cliffs, plunging waterfalls, hidden caves and meandering rivers.

 
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