Laos’ Plain of Jars Becomes UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Plain of Jars of Laos has been inscribed to the World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in July 2019. There had been much mystery around these jars and it is mostly believed now that they are for funerary practices in the Iron Age from 500BCE to 800CE.

So Laos has three World Heritage Sites now: Luang Prabang (1995), Vat Phou (2001) and the Plain of Jars (2019).