After breakfast at hotel, we visit the National museum at the former Royal palace, which displays a lovely collection of artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings through the last sovereign. After visiting these sights we drive 306km uphill a mountain surrounded by wonderful natural scenery to Xiengkhouang, which was devastated by American bombing between 1964 and 1973.
Upon arrival, we transfer out to visit the Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are scattered all over the plateau. If time permits, we will see the old capital of Muang Khoun and the nearby villages, home to the Hmong hill tribe people who have an interesting local culture and a colorful history. Overnight in Xiengkhuang.