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The Plain of Jars, site 3

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After having crossed a rice field, here is the site 3 of the Plain of Jars, on a hill-top surrounding the valley.

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A: Plain of Jars (site 2)

by Armin Leuprecht, 2.9 km away

Plain of Jars (site 2)

B: Plain of jars, site 2, Laos

by Christian COSTEAUX, 3.1 km away

The Plain of Jars (Lao: ທົ່ງໄຫຫິນ [tʰōŋ hǎj hǐn]) is a megalithic archaeological landscape in Laos. S...

Plain of jars, site 2, Laos

C: The Plain of Jars, site two

by Christian COSTEAUX, 3.2 km away

The site two is the most impressive site of the Plain of Jars.

The Plain of Jars, site two

D: Tad Lang Waterfall near the Plain of Jars site 3

by Christian COSTEAUX, 3.4 km away

Tad Lang is located near Jar Site 3 just 700 meters off the road to Ban Nakang cascading down ca. 800...

Tad Lang Waterfall near the Plain of Jars site 3

E: Plain of Jars, site 1, cave, Laos

by Christian COSTEAUX, 15.3 km away

The Plain of Jars (Lao: ທົ່ງໄຫຫິນ [tʰōŋ hǎj hǐn]) is a megalithic archaeological landscape in Laos. S...

Plain of Jars, site 1, cave, Laos

F: The Plain of Jars, site one

by Christian COSTEAUX, 15.3 km away

The Plain of Jars is a megalithic archaeological landscape in Laos. Scattered in the landscape of the...

The Plain of Jars, site one

G: Phonesavan central place, Laos

by Christian COSTEAUX, 18.9 km away

Phonsavan is the new capital of Xieng Khouang Province, Laos. The name stands for "hills of paradise"...

Phonesavan central place, Laos

H: Lake near Muang Khoun, Laos

by Christian COSTEAUX, 19.4 km away

Muang Khoun is the old capital of the Phuan Kingdom and was the provincial capital during French colo...

Lake near Muang Khoun, Laos

I: Wat Piawat ruins Mouang Khoun, Laos

by Christian COSTEAUX, 23.4 km away

Muang Khoun is the old capital of the Phuan Kingdom and was the provincial capital during French colo...

Wat Piawat ruins Mouang Khoun, Laos

J: Tham Piu cave, Laos

by Christian COSTEAUX, 61.0 km away

Tham Piu Cave is located 6 km north of Muang Kham. It is one of the tragedies of the so-called Secret...

Tham Piu cave, Laos

This panorama was taken in Asia

This is an overview of Asia

Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.

Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?

China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.

Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.

I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.

The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.

China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.

Text by Steve Smith.

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