It’s Official: The Plain of Jars Nails UNESCO Listing


UNESCO has officially added the Plain of Jars in Xieng Khouang province to its list of World Heritage Sites, according to the Vientiane Times.

Plain of Jars gets UNESCO Listing

Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Professor Dr Bosengkham Vongdara thanked the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, members of the World Heritage Committee, advisory bodies, and International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) experts for their valuable contributions and support for the preservation of the archaeological site as a common heritage of humanity, Vientiane Times reported.

“Without their support, expertise and hard work, this inscription would not have been possible,” he said.

The Plain of Jars is Laos’ third World Heritage Site, joining Luang Prabang’s Old Town inscribed in 1995, and Vat Phou and the Champassak Cultural Landscape in 2001.

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Source: Vientiane Times