Friday, June 29, 2012

Strange Places For Friday...!

Here is a place I found on Listverse that even has a mysterious sounding name!

This is the kind of place that fires up the imagination! You can create all kinds of scenarios in your mind about the place!

The Plain of Jars


The Plain of Jars is one of the oldest archeological mysteries in Southeast Asia. Located on the plateau of Xieng Khouang, in the mountains of Indochina, there are about 90 different jars sites. Each site contains from 1 to 400 jars. It has been estimated that they were created 3,000 years ago, and are made of sandstone, limestone, granite, breccias and conglomerate, with the majority being made of sandstone. The tallest jar is about 9 ft. tall and all are made from their own individual slab of stone. At first glance they appear to be haphazardly placed, with some standing upright and others on their sides, pointing in different directions. Further studies have revealed that the jars are placed in positions that form the constellation patterns of the stars. There has been lots of speculation about the purpose of the jars – drinking glasses for a giant race, being used to collect rainwater, or as burial urns. Most of the jars are empty, but a few have been found with bodies or tools inside, or filled with miniature Buddha statues. Exploration is hard as the area is littered with unexploded bombs from the Secret War.

This old world has so many strange and wonderful places in it, and I would love to see some more of them before I go on to the next great adventure! How about you?

We can have our coffee on the patio this morning before the rain moves back in. Just be prepared for the humidity, OK?

14 comments:

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Never have I seen anything like this.
Amazing post.
Maggie

Gorges Smythe said...

Now THAT is different!

Phyllis (N/W Jersey) said...

Good one again! Had to look up more info on them - some that were pictured are quite large and had lids. Always learning something new - thanks!
Hot and humid here today, too!

Momlady said...

You always come up with such interesting information. I'd never heard of the place. Amazing what one can learn from the 'net. Gonna be a hot one here today. It was almost 80 at 6:30. I'll take some iced tea, please.

Anonymous said...

That is just too scary for words . . . why in the world did those folks create this for ? I surely never heard of this place - Thank you for the write up HermitJim.

linda m said...

Very interesting! I would love to be able to travel around the world before I depart this one. Oh well, I can dream and visit via books, TV and the internet. I'll have iced coffee please. Way to hot and humid here also.

Sixbears said...

I love these mysteries. There's plenty of interesting stuff that never makes it into the history books.

Baby Sis said...

Bubba -
I love this one! I, too, have never heard of it, and makes me almost want to return to that part of the world. In the meantime, we can explore, with hints from you here, many mysteries thru the 'net and further investigation. Thanks for this one!

Big hugs - protect mom from those loud bangs this weekend!

JOJO said...

Very interesting. my first thought was storage jars. But to even use them for reading the stars. Amazing
Thank you for finding this and posting.

After this cup I need t run to Wally world before this mountain turns into crazy week end folks

Dizzy-Dick said...

What was the Secret War? I never heard of it, it must have been a secret, right?

chinasyndrome said...

Jim,it would be awesome to go exploring there!

China
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HermitJim said...

Hey Grandma Yellow Hair...
Always trying to provide something folks haven't seen before!

I'm sure glad you could come by today!


Hey Gorges...
It is a bit off the norm, isn't it?

So many interesting places like this!

Hey, thanks for dropping in today!


Hey Phyllis...
Things like this do inspire more searching, don't they?

Learning about new things is always fun!

Thanks for coming by today!


Hey Momlady...
Luckily for us, the rain here has kept things a little cooler!

I don't want too many more of those 104 days on my patio!

Thanks for coming by this morning!


Hey Anon 6:06...
It does make you wonder a tad, doesn't it?

I have to wonder if we really want to know the answer!

Thanks for the visit today!


Hey Linda...
I spend a lot of time each day looking at different places in the world...and enjoying it from the safety of my chair!

Better yet, I don't have to fight the crowds!

I sure appreciate you dropping in today!


Hey Sixbears...
The ol' world is just full of interesting places and things! Most of all, none of them are ever told to us in school!

I like to find out about these things, ya know?

Thanks, my friend, for coming by today!


Hey Sis...
Yeah, you just know it is going to be loud in this neighborhood this weekend!

Hope they don't break out the guns, though!

Thanks, Sis, for coming over this morning!


Hey JoJo...
Guess we will never know just what they were for, but speculating about it sure is fun!

Thanks, sweetie, for dropping by today!


Hey Dizzy...
Had to be a well kept secret, I reckon! Wonder if they were talking about the war in 'Nam?

Of course, we weren't supposed to be over in Laos! Maybe that's where the name came from!

Thanks, buddy, for dropping by today!


Hey China...
It would be interesting, that's for sure!

So many mysteries, so little time!

Thank you for the visit this morning, my friend!

Dizzy-Dick said...

Jim, I Google'd it and couldn't find out what the secrete war was, so like you say, it was secrete.

Survival Food Supplies said...

The jars may be having magical properties.