Cambodia is a beautiful country with the temples of Angkor and Angkorian-era architecture.
Phonsavan Travel Guide
Phonsavan is the provincial capital of Xieng Khouang Province and a convenient entry point for visitors to the famous Plain of Jars, ancient stone jars scattered around the area in three main sites.
What to do?
The town itself is nothing to do- though it does have a certain dusty, frontier-type feel to it - but the jars are interesting, the surrounding area is beautiful and the trip there is adventurous.
Highlights of the trip are visits at three Jar Sites and surrounded villages.
In the centre of town, there is a large market where you can see the local people sell a lot of interesting things including eels, bats, birds, huge rodents and even porcupines. It is a good place to mingle with the tribal people of Laos and admire their costumes.
Since it is located over a thousand meters above sea level, Phonsavan can get quite chilly at night, so warm clothing is advisable if you're coming during the winter months (November to February).