Plain of Jars, Phonsavan region, Laos (@ Colin Brynn/Corbis)
- This country\s centuries-old monarchy was forced from power 36 years ago today.""Which republic is celebrating its national day?
- Thousands of these extraordinary megalithic stone structures scatter the landscape in this region.""See more of these beautiful bowls
- Local legend says that these stone jars are where giants brewed rice wine with which to celebrate victory over their adversaries.""Find out some of the less potty ideas about their origins
- Sadly, this region is still littered with unexploded landmines from a war that was kept well under wraps.""Find out more about the Secret War in Laos