the plain of jars is kind of the asian equivalent of stonehenge. scattered across three fields just outside phonsavan are hundreds of these stone 'jars'. no one knows how they got there, who made them, or what they were used for. they actually kind of look like they fell from the sky.
there were some rebel monks chillin out there. smoking cigs and listening to the radio.
this area was also the most bombed area by the americans during the vietnam war. i wont get into the details here but reportedly the americans dropped more bombs here then the total amount bombs used in world war two. this cave was a bomb shelter during that period.
we wanted to go check it out but then noticed the massive wasp nests.
theres no such thing as scaffold or conventional building structural supports in lao. they just use tree branches. seems to work out ok.
phonsavan was a gross town, but we found this cool resort on top of a hill. however it hadnt properly opened and there was no one there, we could have stayed there but it was a lil freaky.
we ended up at this place instead
this was chanty, our driver for the trip. he was a really amazing guy and we became quite good friends with him.
he took us to another sindarth joint and showed us how to do it properly.