The Plain of Jars: A big plain… full of jars

The Plain of Jars: A big plain… full of jars

Sometimes described as an “Asian Stonehenge”, the Plain of Jars is an area in Laos covered in thousands of stone jars. The jars have all been carved out of solid rock and range from one metre high (not terribly impressive) all the way up to three metres high (slightly impressive).

Everything you wanted to know about the Chinese New Year (but were too ashamed to ask)

Everything you wanted to know about the Chinese New Year (but were too ashamed to ask)

Today is the Chinese New Year and, as well as being an excellent excuse for a takeaway, it means that over a billion people will be setting off fireworks and dressing up as dragons. Obviously there’s a bit more to it than that (there’s the animal thing, for a start), so why not join us as we try to find out everything we can about one of the world’s most popular festivals…