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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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A very interesting temple

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2016
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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.

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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

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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

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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 .

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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 

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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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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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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This isn't on the road map for most tour groups, so it is a pleasant climb and stroll through some very old Khmer that are meticulously being reassembled.

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

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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