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Phu Salao, Golden Buddha, Pakse

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Perched high on Salao Hill, the impressive Phu Salao, Golden Buddha surveys the panoramic landscape of the region. Part of Phu Salao Buddhist temple complex, the summit can be reached by ascending a multitude of steep steps (note that these are poorly maintained) for the more athletic travelers, or by a road that winds around the hill to the site. Look out for other small golden Buddha statues, neatly arranged nearby. Consider heading up to watch the sunset over Pakse from this spot, and be sure to bring your camera along. Put Phu Salao, Golden Buddha and other Pakse attractions into our Pakse family vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The view was fantastic with majestic statue overlooking the bridge over Mekong River. Wondering how civilisation made its way this far.  more »
  • On the road of Champasak and the Vat Phou a stop is required. You just get in the car. Nice view on the city
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  • bit of a climb to get to but worth it for the views of the mekong ! some great photo opportunities when you get to the top !  more »
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  • The most beautyful place,can see view of Pakse from this area
  • Great views from here! So many flights of stairs, be ready for a workout.
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  • The temple is very beautiful
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