Photos by Adam Jones
These photos were taken during two months in Indochina
(Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam) from May to July 2009.
Photo Gallery 36: Laos - Phonsavanh and the Plain of Jars
Phonsavanh is capital of Xieng Khuang province in Laos, famous for two things: (1) being plastered
by American bombing raids, to the point that the part of the population that did not flee as refugees ended up living
in caves, and (2) the Plain of Jars, a set of mysterious sites of large (sometimes huge) stone jars, probably two thousand
years old, the authors and purposes of which remain unknown (though funerary urns remain the best guess). As you will
see, visiting the Plain of Jars is a somewhat delicate operation, given that unexploded munitions lie everywhere around.
Griselda aboard our bus from Luang Prabang to Phonsavanh, another epic ride.
This photo and the next: scenery en route to Phonsavanh.
Photo by Griselda Ramírez
Deforestation in action.
This photo and following: people shots in and around Phonsavanh.
Farming in a Phonsavanh paddy at dusk.
You can say that again!
All photos copyright 2009 by Adam Jones, unless otherwise indicated. These images may be freely used for educational and other non-commercial purposes, if the author is credited and notified. For commercial use, please contact the author. All photos are available in high-resolution versions suitable for print publication.