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Laos and the Plain of Jars

Luang Prabang is an ancient Royal Capital of Northern Laos, and it was also the French Administrative center for the area. It abounds in colonial buildings and remains a local center of trade and culture along the Northern Mekong. The Plain of Jars is a Plateau located in Xieng Kouang Province in Laos. A stunningly beautiful place, it is famous for two very different things. Scattered in groups on the Plain are huge stone jars, which are something of an archaeological mystery. It is a matter of some debate as to what they were for, and also exactly how old they are. It was also a battlefield in an illegal war that was waged by the U.S. in Laos (aided and abetted by the French, the Russians and the Chinese) and is considered one of the most heavily bombed places on the face of the earth. It is a place whose history, and tragedy, should be better known.
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Bombies (sub-munition bomblets) and other military junk, Phonsavan, Laos
"Bombies" (sub-munition bomblets) and other military junk, Phonsavan, Laos
Remains of small destroyed tank, Phonsavan, Xieng Kouang, Laos
Remains of small destroyed tank, Phonsavan, Xieng Kouang, Laos
Military Junk, Phonsavan, Laos
Military Junk, Phonsavan, Laos
500 and 1000 lb. HE (High Explosive) aerial bombs recovered as UXO.jpg
500 and 1000 lb. HE (High Explosive) aerial bombs recovered as UXO.jpg
Kraters Bar and Grill, Phonsavan, Laos
Kraters Bar and Grill, Phonsavan, Laos
Monkey Paw and ?, Phonsavan, Laos
Monkey Paw and ?, Phonsavan, Laos
Path through Rice Paddy, Xieng Kouang Prov. Laos
Path through Rice Paddy, Xieng Kouang Prov. Laos
Rice Paddy, Xieng Kouang Prov. Laos
Rice Paddy, Xieng Kouang Prov. Laos
Footbridge to rice paddy, Xieng Kouang Prov. Laos
Footbridge to rice paddy, Xieng Kouang Prov. Laos
Footbridge, Xieng Kouang Prov. Laos
Footbridge, Xieng Kouang Prov. Laos
Farm Children, Xieng Kouang Prov. Laos
Farm Children, Xieng Kouang Prov. Laos
Farm Children 2, Xieng Kouang Prov. Laos
Farm Children 2, Xieng Kouang Prov. Laos
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