The Plain of Jars, Laos

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The Plain of Jars is a unique and mysterious series of archaeological sites over Xieng Khouang Province in central Laos, featuring thousands of giant stone jars spread out in over 100 sites.

This footage was captured using the Parrot Bebop, flying over Sites 1, 2 and 3, and the quarry site of Phu Keng around the vicinity of Phonsavan. Only 8 of of the sites are open to public, because much of this province still contain unexploded ordnance dropped by US forces during the Vietnam War - in fact in the video you can see some of the bomb craters and trenches left behind as a result of the war. De-mining activities still continue today, and in fact during one of the flights there was a team within earshot blowing up an uncovered bomb, so UAVs like these will play an important role for safely surveying areas that have not been cleared of explosives yet.

Music: Ianiscus by Javolenus (c) 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Ft: Wired_Ant
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