UNESCO-listed Plain of Jars announces tourism facilities upgrade


Xieng Khouang plans to install more facilities at the newly UNESCO-listed Plain of Jars to prepare for an influx of tourists.

UNESCO Plain of Jars information tourism

During a press conference, the Provincial Governor Bountone Chanthaphone said the province will continue to improve infrastructure, especially roads, to ensure visitor’s safety, according to a Vientiane Times report.

The province is seeking investors to build accommodation and restaurants, and is encouraging locals to grow organic vegetables for sale to the local hospitality industry, the report said.

The Plain of Jars is popular with tourists and is the most well-known destination in Xieng Khuang province, some 180 km northeast of Vientiane.

Lao Airlines offers daily flights departing Vientiane on board Flight QV401 using an AT7 turboprop, that departs at 14:40 and arrives at 15:10.

Lao Skyways flies to Xieng Khoung in mid-morning and early afternoon from Vientiane and Luang Prabang on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Visitors can also visit hot springs, caves and old temples in the province. To discover more about the Plain of Jars and Xieng Khouang tourism sites, click here.

Source: www.xinhuanet.com


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