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Vat Phou complex Temple - World Heritage

| Champasak (champassak) district - Southern laos, 17750, Laos
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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 5 days ago
Cahyadi S
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Splendid Site - World Heritage Site

Entirely do-able within two hours. Arrived at 4 pm and ended the visit at 6 pm. A good guide would... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Yeench
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Singapore
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Khmer temple complex dates back to the 10th-14th centuries and offers magnificent views.
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  • Average16%
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“angkor wat” (5 reviews)
“steep stairs” (2 reviews)
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| Champasak (champassak) district - Southern laos, 17750, Laos
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 Cahyadi S
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
Reviewed 11 April 2017

After seeing Angkor Wat and other temples in Cambodia this was a bit of a disappointment. It is historical in that it was built first i understand but the reconstruction taking place throws off the whole idea of being authentic. The climb up the mountain...More

1  Thank franzkarlbecker
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This is a spectacular pre-Angkorian temple that sits amidst the rice fields and waterways. I believe it to be one of Lao's most revered temples and is well worth a visit with a private tour guide to explain all the hidden treasures amidst the ruins.

Thank Logan_CND
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We drove there by scooter (1h from Pakxe). Entree-fee was 50.000 kip p.P. + 5.000 kip parking. After climbing upstairs you get an amazing view over the temple and the Mekong landscape! Might be even more fascinating when you know more about the Khmer History...More

Thank j1skelb678
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Along the road 14A from Pakse to Champasak is a sign to this temple. You need to climb the 400 or so steps, but the view from the temple is magnificent!!!!!

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 18 October 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...More

Thank Aaron K
Reviewed 18 October 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...More

Thank David T
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lyrayale
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Response from Logan_CND | Reviewed this property |
Hello! sorry i made the trip with a plane ride and a cpl shortish bus rides. So i can not advise on land prices but never once did i feel unsafe in any of those areas :)
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