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Phonsavan

Phonsavan is a good place to visit the Plain of Jars with its ancient megalithic structures that resemble jars. At one time, Phonsavan belonged to Siam, now Thailand, and then the French, with remnants of each culture still to be found.
Phonsavan Overview
Phonsavan is the capital of one of the most heavily bombed provinces in Laos, the most heavily bombed country in history. Even today, craters dot the landscape and unexploded ordinance kills over 50 people a year. Despite some international efforts to remove the ordinance, visitors are warned to stay on well-worn roads.
 
Nevertheless, tourists flock here and they do so mainly for one reason: the Plain of Jars. Stretching over numerous sites, several hundred mysterious jars left over by an unknown ancient civilization dot the surrounding countryside
 

Phonsavan History
Phonsavan is the provincial capital of Xiangkhouang Province. The countryside is dominated by green hills and pine forests. Villages consist of colorful wooden is benefit to attract out of country tourists coming to visit Phonsavan 
 
Cattle raising is one of the main agricultural activities and Hmong cowboys with brown and violet cowboy hats are a common sight. During Hmong New Year there are bullfights in the city. Phonsavan was built in the late 1970s and replaced the old Xiangkhouang (today: Muang Khoun) which had been destroyed during the Second Indochina War.
 
Phonsavan's most famous attraction in Laos holiday packages is the nearby Plain of Jars, which has been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage status.The main economic activity in Phonsavan is based on government administration, mining companies from China and Australia, tourism, and the work of NGOs related to clearing unexploded ordnance.
 
Phonsavan climate and best time to visit
The best months for a good weather in Phonsavan are January, February, March, November, and December. On average, the warmest months are February, March, April, May, June, September and October.
 
The coldest months are January and December the rainiest months are July and August. Between January and March, the climate is good. By early evening, the temperature averages 22°C and you can expect to have 68mm of rainfall/month during this period.
 
In the month of April, the climate is okay. It is for example 31°C as maximum temperature in April and it rains about 139mm each month. Between May and September, the climate is very unfavorable. In average, in the morning it is 20°C.
 
Phonsavan Transportation

Flights travel to and from Vientiane four days of the week at the Xiang Khouang Airport in Phonsavan. During the holiday season there are six flights via Lao Airlines which can be used from Hanoi or Vinh in Vietnam.


This reduces to four flights during off season. One can acquire visas on arrival to Phonsavan at the Nam Ka border. If you prefer taking the bus from Vinh it will take you 12 hours to reach Phonsavan. There are VIP or local buses running once a week from Vinh.

 
Things to do and see in Phonsavan

The Plain of Jars:


Jar site 1 is the easiest to get to and the best, while sites 2 and 3 are also worthwhile (sites 16, 23 and 52 have also been cleared of ordnance and are visitable); best way to tour the sites is by hiring a motorbike (the rental place will have a map); site 1 can also be reached by bicycle; tuk tuks are not allowed to take people to the sites, so you’ll have to hire a van or jeep or go as part of a tour; 10,000 Kip entrance fee per site, parking will be an additional 2000 Kip.


Waterfalls: the Tad Ka Waterfall in Nong Het, the Tad Ka Waterfall in Tajok and the Tad Lang Waterfall are all well worth seeing. You’ll need your own transportation (motorbike, van or jeep) to get there; if you only have time for one, go with the Tad Ka waterfall in Nong Het.


Nong Tang Lake: a large lake between cliffs


Hot Springs: Near Muang Kham; have been developed into a resort with indoor bathing facilities


Tham Xang Caves: caves used by revolutionary fighters who had set up multiple facilities inside the caves; worth seeing unless you’ve been to Vieng Xay.
 

The Mulberry Silk Farm: a company looking to keep alive traditional high-quality silk production by training local villagers and providing them with jobs; tours (very interesting) are free, but they will take you to their shop afterwards; they didn’t put any pressure on us to buy anything though, but we did since the proceeds go toward helping local communities and the prices for the silk products are incredibly low anyway.


Phonsavan Travel Tips
Walk around town and take a motorbike to the various sites eat local food at street stalls or small restaurants or try some of the cheap Indian food; avoid western food if possible.
 
if you plan on buying silk at all, go to the Mulberry Silk Farm; the tour is quite interesting, the silk is very inexpensive and the proceeds go toward helping local communities (and, as you’ll see, especially if you visit the UXO center, they could use it)
 
Since it is located over a thousand meters above sea level, Phonsavan can get quite chilly at night, so warm clothing is advisable if you're coming during the winter months (November to February).
 
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