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. Plan trip to Pakse with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • Steep incline but if you have 1 hZeit definitely worth a visit the Golden Buddha sits on the highest point in the vicinity of Pakse and from here you have a great view.
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  • It is accessed either by the road with a bike rental or for the more adventurous by the markets. Good pretending, I opted for the first solution. Very beautiful view on the Mekong and the Japanese bridge. Not fabulous either.
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  • To get to this site, u need to hire a car or a tuk tuk. If not, just like the locals, jog or walk uphill. Transport type : Tuk tuk Journey duration : 20-25 mins (from Champasak Palace hotel) Cost : 16...  more »
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  • You will get a good overall view of Pakse and a complete view of Lao Nippon bridge from here. A nice place to visit.
  • This Wat has a huge Golden Bhudda located on the hill. You will see the Pakse city when you are in front of Bhudda.
  • Wat Phu Salao has a quiet big Golden Bhudda and high hill able to view the whole city, especially at night time.
  • 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.
  • Great view for see Pakse

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