Jars, Jars and more Jars at the Plain of Jars
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December 7th, 2006 – by: droonsta
Our next stop was the Bomb crater field, were we saw many bomb craters dotting the nearby mountains and so fourth. Once again damn the American Government. We were surprised to see a LIVE Bombie on the field, one kick would of set it off and dozens of small metal bullets would of came spitting out as us and pearcing our body like bullets.
We continued our tour to a Hmong village, where the local villagers have started to use the left over metal scraps from the variety of bombs as part of their households. We were even welcomed into our tour guides home, as he was also a Hmong from this village. There was an absolutely beautiful Hmong child, who was at first afraid of me when I approached her to show her, her picture. But soon after she sat by her house and started singing and never stopping, she was about 4 maybe 5, but nothing older and she was absolutely adorable! Her singing was amazing and so tranquil, I could of sat there listening and watching her for ever.
Nearby the Hmong village, was a huge untouched waterfall. we hiked down the mountain, to find a quiet spot (well everywhere was quiet, as we were the only ones there) and had our picnic at the foot of the waterfall. The hike back up was a totally unexpected ordeal. Instead of hiking back the way we came, we followed a different path through huge tree roots, along the waterfall, past the waterfall, through the waterfall and even up the waterfall.
Upon our return we faced the problem of trying to unlock the steering wheel of the minivan! It just wouldn't unlock! arghhhh... so after about 30 minutes of trying, the group of us decided to hike back towards the Hmong village and wait for another vehicle to pick us up.
The Plane of Jars, site 1 was the biggest of all three sites. It also had some great views and a not too shabby sunset. Site 1 housed the largest jar ever made. It is still questionable on who built the jars and what purpose the jars had, no one knows.... The plain of jars was still inundated with landmines and bombies and other unexploded ordinances, so we were thoroughly advised to STAY on the beaten path!!!
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