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Plain of Jars

Nomad99 - 20-Nov-22

I visited in November 2022. Due to lack of time and a pesky cough I was only able to visit Site 1. Other reviewers have accurately described these curious sites. There is also a large cave at Site 1 where it is speculated the jars were baked, as the cave has chimney holes. It is also likely more recently locals hid in the cave during bombing runs. One curious fact I can add, as stated prior, the jars were likely made for food and alcohol storage and perhaps alcohol distillage. However bone fragments and ashes were carbon dated to as many as 500 to 1000 years later (approx 900 AD). So the jars were repurposed by another generation for burial long after their initial use. I stayed at Pukyo B&B near the airport. Very nice people and excellent food. They also provide tours

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Sammallahdenmäki

Nomad99 - 30-Jul-22

Sammallahdenmäki

You can book a tour for €10 between mid June and the end of August at:

https://www.doerz.com/rauma/retki-sammallahdenmaelle?list_id=32

Tours occur only on Thursdays at 2pm from Rauma’s main bus station. If you have a car it is only 20km from Rauma and parking is free. Don’t go in winter as there will be nothing to see but snow.

I went in late July 2022 and there were a dozen of us plus the guide.  The guide spoke in both Finnish and English and was knowledgeable and passionate about his subject. The tour lasted almost one and three quarter hours and transportation was about 20 minutes each way.

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