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Wat Phu, Champasak

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4.3/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web
History, art, and scenic views await at Wat Phu, World Heritage-listed temple ruins with roots dating back to the 5th century. The hilltop Khmer Hindu site offers excellent vistas of the Mekong River and surrounding nature. The original temple dated from the 5th century, but was later destroyed; the current structure dates back to the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries. Take notice of the detailed workmanship visible in the architecture and interior, including intricate lintels, a cliff face Buddha footprint, and boulders carved to resemble elephants and a crocodile. As you explore the complex you will also find a natural spring, believed to produce holy water. Before you head to Champasak, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Champasak travel itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Champasak has to offer, including Wat Phu.
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  • Incredible carvings, spooky trees, wonderful hillside location. We have been to Ayutthaya, Sukhothai, Siem Reap etc. and this place was special. Not as big or extensive as the other places, but take y...  read more »
  • Very beautiful ruin d a temple older than 800 years to do more particularly at the Sun or at night (because light) small museum just at the entrance to the site where you will see some status and especially a detailed description in English on the history of this temple if like me you n not have Guide Passage oblige before (or after) to the large loop on the bolaven plateau
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  • I think the place is located in remote locations, so access is convenient. I'd not touched in Laos in Khmer culture places. The ruins of the Khmer-style spectacular. To have fine climbing, sweat, so remember to rehydrate.
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  • It was fairly easy to get to the temple from Pakse. I hired a motorbike to get there, and all the roads were paved. It wasn't hard to find at all. There was a nominal entrance fee, and the site was extremely well maintained.
  • It is a ruin Pagoda, but you can discover many things that covered by the destroyed pagoda...
  • If you come to Pakse, Champasak Province, don't miss Wat Phu, a ruined Khmer Hindu temple complex in southern Laos. This is one of the great places you shouldn't miss. It's wonderful view and you will appreciate the temples.
  • Nice place. Pretty steep steps up to the tempel. Wish I brought my paraglider along. No problem to launch, soare and XC-flying there.
  • Don't miss! Amazing place to visit in Lao. Older than Angkor Wat in Cambodia ! I had never known before.
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