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Khmer temple complex dates back to the 10th-14th centuries and offers...

Khmer temple complex dates back to the 10th-14th centuries and offers magnificent views.

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big area with excellent view

we depart as morning as possible from city but when we arrive its like noon already. the road to there so dessert, like i didn't see many tree. its bit pricrier, but offcourse... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2015
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Seoul, South Korea
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211 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This striking angkor era temple is situation on the side of a mountain and when you walk to the top you can see sweeping views of the plains below, all the way to the Mekhong river. An electric car drops you to the start of the long stone walkway and you walk past some old ponds to the first buildings... More 

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95 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

we depart as morning as possible from city but when we arrive its like noon already. the road to there so dessert, like i didn't see many tree. its bit pricrier, but offcourse foreigner pay more. from unloaded we must walking in the sunshine weather, so hot.. then up and up until the peak where we can see the nice... More 

Thank majestic317
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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684 reviews
472 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 806 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I visited Laos with my two nieces and a friend in May 2010 and we were able to spend some time in Vientiane, Vang Vieng, Luang Prabang and Pakse. Our plan was to visit Wat Phou Temple but when trying to book our bus ride to Vietnam we learned that the VIP bus was not available on our intended day... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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92 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The riverboat cruise ship offered by Mekong Cruises doing the tour along the southern Lao Mekong visiting Vat (Wat) Phou is billed as luxury but it is not at all luxury except for the price ! It is an older boat that has seen better days. While the lounge area, restaurant and bar are OK the rooms are small, dirty... More 

4 Thank Christo60
Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
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129 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

It was a way of killing time as Pakse didn't have too much of excitements on offer. A temple and old stones, have you seen one... But it was interesting to see the repair work in progress. This was actually what saved the day The museum, what a waste of time, more stones inside If you like old ruins it... More 

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Lahr, Germany
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253 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Highly recommendable 2.5 days cruise, on the Southern Laos part of the Mekong river. The Wat Phou Cruiseship is relatively luxury and a perfect, relaxing way to approach Laos and the relaxed way of living there. We started our cruise in Pakse (you don't need to remember this ugly city!) and arrived in Wat Phou in early afternoon. The Wat... More 

4 Thank Dils2003
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536 reviews
190 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We spent one night in Champasak to see Vat Phou and we weren’t disappointed. After visiting Angkor Wat, it was refreshing to wander through a temple complex without all the crowds. Although the site is not as well preserved as the Khmer ruins in Angkor, it was fascinating nonetheless. We have posted some additional thoughts as well as photos on... More 

Thank stephandgio_m
Bangkok, Thailand
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92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

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.

Thank amylaic
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82 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

One of the predecessors to Angkor Wat and a lot smaller, on a hillside facing east (of course) towards the river. As at June 2014 the two main temple sections are under restoration, the one on left by a combined UN team, that on right by an Indian team. A fair number of steep stairs if you want to get... More 

Thank MethuselahNz
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
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51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The archeological site is well looked after and has food, drink and toilets as well as a small museum. There is a bus (pay at ticket desk) to take you the kilometre to the start of the temple approach. A short level track and you are ready to start the climb. Luckily there are level terraces in between flights of... More 

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