Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Travelling Notes

Plain of Jars

Xiang Khouang- Phonsavan,Laos
Located in the remote region of Northern Laos this plain contained hundreds of stone-shaped jars or urns. Many of these are over two meters tall. Unfortunately many were destroyed by aerial bombing during the conflagration of the Vietnam War era. Huge bomb craters littered the plain and one must be careful to tread only along paths marked as safe from UXO [unexploded ordnance] by the MAG bomb disposable teams. The pains of those wounded or killed by UXO on this unique historic plain left an indelible impression on me.

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