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Vat Phou complex Temple - World Heritage

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Wat phou

Nice tempelcomplex from the khmer period. Situated 10km from champansak. 5 euro enterance, included... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
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One of collection temples for visit

I went here with a friend for back pack. We drove a motorbike from city. It was like 2 hours drive... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Khmer temple complex dates back to the 10th-14th centuries and offers magnificent views.
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| Champasak district - Southern laos, 17750, Laos
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Wat phu I never fall in like with natural building before, when I saw this temple I can't belive my eyes it was really oldest temple everything make from Rock Nature, make me came back there in second times in one month,

Thank Carina M
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Nice tempelcomplex from the khmer period. Situated 10km from champansak. 5 euro enterance, included the transport true the park to the temple with an electric car. As usual are there a lot of stairs to take. Word the visit. Spend here 2 hours.

Thank lucv619
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

The wiew from the upper temple is worth the climbing ! We reached the place by boat from Paksé. An extremely pleasant boat trip. 65000 Kips one way.

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

We had a bit of trouble finding this location on maps and various websites, but it is also listed under the name Wat Phu. Once we sorted out the location, we hired scooters from our hotel in Paske and took a scenic leisurely drive (about...More

2  Thank Julie D
Reviewed 1 November 2017

The peace and quiet in this ancient temple ruins is fantastic, take plenty of time to stay there. Climb up to the holy source via uneven steps and stairs, it's definitely worth the sweat. The museum too is worth a visit. As it was so...More

Thank RosaCHK
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is an amazing place to discover. If you love archaeology and follow the Angkorian civilization, here you are in one important historical chain. If you admire ancient sites but look for adventures, here there is much to offer. The site is more ancient that...More

Thank Albeiror24
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

I went here with a friend for back pack. We drove a motorbike from city. It was like 2 hours drive. The site is not really in a good condition. But everything paid with all those experiences and scenery, even I put this place in...More

Thank CahyadiS
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Entirely do-able within two hours. Arrived at 4 pm and ended the visit at 6 pm. A good guide would be most helpful in pointing out the details of the site. Otherwise, just go and imagine the awesomeness the Vat Phou complex must have inspired...More

Thank Yeench
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We caught a car with a group of Laos people from a market in Pakse. That was cool. The wife of the driver gave us lychees that were grown in Vietnam. The driver dropped us at the main entrance to the national park. A long...More

Thank Maracush
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Travelled here from Champasak town, 15 mins by road. Walked through the ruined temples and climbed the stairs to the top of the hill. Definitely worth seeing and visit in the cool of the day.

Thank Stephen L
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5 July 2017|
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Response from Stephen L | Reviewed this property |
Hi I flew in to Pakse from Luang Prabang so can't answer your question directly. But then flew onwards to Siem Reap and Sihanoukville in Cambodia. I have never had any issues in this part of South Eastern Asia and have... More