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Wat Phu, Champasak
(4.3/5 based on 480+ 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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  • see to understand the magic of the ancient civilizations of the time Kmere! We can do a climb to the top of the Hill or stop halfway foresee an outfit correct long sleeves, by short no cleavage to visit Museum to visit and break coffee and charming local shop at the entrance
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  • A super well put place worth Museum with explanations for sure. Isn't Angkor but still beautiful c isolated in the world and still of beautiful stones ds the same yard of angkor can be reached by bike from champassak campaign temple is beautiful then to recover from the ballad what's better than a passage to the superb spa of Champasak which you will never say enough good
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  • Very impressive facility. Of course not with Angkor Wat to compare but here you can admire the works of the past in peace without thousands of other tourists. Great temple at the top of the mountain. The long way is rewarded upstairs with a fantastic view!
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  • Very interesting and great that you can just wander around
  • 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.
  • Beautiful temple complex in Champask well worth the visit. The spring at the top and the different stone carvings are interesting
  • Nice place. Pretty steep steps up to the tempel. Wish I brought my paraglider along. No problem to launch, soare and XC-flying there.
  • 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.