Xieng Khouang

Phonsavan

Phonsavan
The Essential
At an altitude of 1 100m, the capital of Xieng Khouang province enjoys a cool climate. It was established in the 1970s to replace Xieng Khouang (nowadays Muang Khoun), which was destroyed by American bombing during the "secret war" and by fighting between the Pathet Lao and anti-Communist forces. The MAG (Mines Advisory Group), occupying a building on the main street, reminds visitors of the consequences of these conflicts. Phonsavan is a good base from which to explore the tourist sites in the Plain of Jars.

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Michelin's recommendations for Phonsavan

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Site 2, Plain of Jars
Site 2, Plain of Jars
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Site 3, Plain of Jars
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