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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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  • This peak with its large golden Buddha statue at its apex is a great place for a panoramic view back across the Mekong to Pakse, and beyond. The peak can be seen easily from Pakse Township and a visit...  more »
  • Outside the city but worth the trip. Doesn't cost much to get there and the entrance is free. Totally worth the climb, especially with sunset. Behind the big statue is a small temple and a lot of smal...  more »
  • Take the stairs up to get a fun hike then realize there's a road you could have driven to the top. The view is awesome and the temple at the top is a nice place to recieve a blessing.  more »
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  • This peak with its large golden Buddha statue at its apex is a great place for a panoramic view back across the Mekong to Pakse, and beyond. The peak can be seen easily from Pakse Township and a visitation will entail crossing the bridge to the western bank of the river. If you are planning to go up there to catch the sunset, you are well advised to take a flashlight because the descent may end up being done in the dark. Such is the distance from the carpark to the top. The lower section of the trail to the top has well-constructed cement steps but this eventually gives way to rickety wooden stairs which needed to be negotiated with care. The hike up is further than it looks. Therefore a reasonable level of fitness is advised as well as enough time to get up and back before darkness falls. The Buddha statue at the top is large and impressive and is part of a temple complex. Whilst there, the temple monks will probably come in small groups to pay their respects to the statue.
  • Peaceful place with a very very big Buddha, and an amazing view on Pakse
  • Great views from here! So many flights of stairs, be ready for a workout.
  • The most beautyful place,can see view of Pakse from this area
  • Atmosphere, beauty Can view the city of Pakse bridge across the Mekong River from pool BA yan Jiang?
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