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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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If you are in shape and ready to climb plenty of steep stairs then Vat Phou is worth it. The view from the top is fantastic and the the Exhibition Museum at the bottom is worth a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 18, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

If you are in shape and ready to climb plenty of steep stairs then Vat Phou is worth it. The view from the top is fantastic and the the Exhibition Museum at the bottom is worth a look. Definitely something to put on the travel list.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

One cannot help to be impressed with a visit to Angkor Wat so it is very interesting to see Vat Phou Temple that proceed it by several hundred years. One can see the basis for the Khmer architecture that followed and understand why this remain an important destination during the Khmer era. Like many eraly Khmer temples, much of it... More 

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Thank David T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 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 

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Thank Michael V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank johny z
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Thank Surrey 13
Phetchaburi Province, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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