Wednesday, September 2, 2009

MFS - Strange But true - places 7


The Plain of Jars is a large group of historic cultural sites in Laos containing thousands of stone jars, which lie scattered throughout the Xieng Khouang plain in the Lao Highlands at the northern end of the Annamese Cordillera, the principal mountain range of Indochina.
Read more about it on MFS.


  1. Those are huge. They probably used them to ice down the keg.

  2. Hi Brian.
    Yes ! Yes !!!
    That's it! lol
    Why didden't i think of it?
    will - MFS.

  3. nice for share you article, inpresed but shock enough...thanks and see you at my site in

  4. Weird. I wouldn't think they would have been used for food storage, they look so randomly placed. Rain water storage, I can really see that being their use, and also why they are scattered around. But, it is just strange. That's why you have them here, right? ;)

  5. Hi Tricia.
    "Legend has it that there was a race of giants who were ruled by a king called Khun Cheung who fought a long victorious battle against his enemies. He created the jars to brew and hold large amounts Lao Lao which is a local rice wine. The jars were storage for the liquor made for the celebration of his victories."
    "Rainfall is not always adequate for rice cultivation, however, and the relatively high average precipitation conceals years where rainfall may be only half or less of the norm, causing significant declines in rice yields. Such droughts often are regional, leaving production in other parts of the country unaffected."
    So you might have it right considering the amount of jars it might be a clever way to keep the ricefield wet during a dry spell thus avoiding famine.


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