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Address: Laos
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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Nice temple

We rented bikes from ms noys in pakse. The belgian guy that runs it is very helpful if you need information. The ride to the temple is nice. The temple complex itself is really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Michael V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rented bikes from ms noys in pakse. The belgian guy that runs it is very helpful if you need information. The ride to the temple is nice. The temple complex itself is really nice. Its kind of crumbling away but this adds something to the place. The little museum they have has got some good information on the temple... More 

Thank Michael V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Champasak is a quaint experience in itself, and a visit to Vat Phou is worth staying a night for. From a sightseeing perspective, a day here is less tiring than those spent at Angkor Wat or larger sites, and makes for a very peaceful experience. Overgrown with tropical greenery and multi-layered, the temple(s) themselves are very enjoyable to explore... More 

Thank sunfiction
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Though is ruined by times, the standing wall and destroyed temples there seems telling the world an ancient mysterious story of the ever kingdom. Maybe is the best temple in lao, unforgettable. The mystery cant be described, you can only experienced by climbing the temple mountain.

Thank johny z
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Beautiful pre-angkor temple complex, fun to walk up to the sanctuary and spring. Not large but interesting with some beautiful carvings remaining. The museum is fine (most of the really good stuff has seemingly been moved to larger museums) but the real treat is being in the atmosphere of the ancients

Thank CB172
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Probably one of the oldest temples in the area and worth visiting. There is a buggy which takes you to the entrance, after the main walkway. The climb in March to the temple ruins is very steep and the final bit to the top is very uneven

Thank Surrey 13
Phetchaburi Province, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

วัดภู เป็นโบราณสถานแห่งหนึ่ง ในแขวงสหวันเขต สปป.ลาว อยู่ไกลจากตัวเมืองปากเซ แต่ก็เหมาะกับการเดินทางแบบผจญภัย ได้ไปชมสักครั้ง เป็นบุญตา Wat Phou is a historic one of Sub- district in Savannakhet , Lao PDR . Far from Pakse downtown . It is ideal for adventure travel . I once went to visit an eye .

Thank Plakemphet
Asse, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Super. The cabins are tiny for couples but also very suited for singles. The boat is old but in the cabins you find everything you need even airco and everything is very clean. The food, fresh fruit juices and cocktails are great. The guide Kevin is great and very helpful. I had a great time. The temple Vat Phou is... More 

Thank Celine L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

After Climbing All Those Steps at the Wat Pho UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Reward is This Small but Amazing Temple Covered with Impressive Designs. Currently, It is An Active Buddhist Shrine and Is Filled with Offerings of Flowers and Incense.

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Seattle, Washington, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in Champasak to visit Vat Phou on the way back from 4000 islands. I would recommend scheduling a day trip from Pakse rather than staying in remote Champasak. The ruins and museum are great. Go early or late, as it can get very hot with little shade. Admission is up 50,000 kip per person and tuk tuks cost... More 

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Godstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The site is a million times smaller that the temple complex at Angkor but is still very enjoyable. There is a museum to see near the entrance, and opposite the museum you can hop on a golf buggy type vehicle to take you the lower complex before climbing a number of steps to the upper complex. Unfortunately the temples are... More 


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