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Vat Phu

| Champasak district (champassak district), Champasak Town, Laos
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Most impressive temple in Laos

Worth a visit, very impressive temple built in the khmer style of Angkor Wat. listed in UNESCO... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazingly peaceful and majestic views

Well worth hiring a motorbike to get yourself there from Pakse by crossing the bridge in Pakse near... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Philip B
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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| Champasak district (champassak district), Champasak Town, Laos
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit, very impressive temple built in the khmer style of Angkor Wat. listed in UNESCO world heritage site. It was wet on my day visit but still nice to give it a go

Thank heinzhuynh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth hiring a motorbike to get yourself there from Pakse by crossing the bridge in Pakse near the stadium to the Western side of the river, keep driving about 5 kms till you pass through what appears to be a large immigration barrier (don't...More

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

How eloquent must I be to outdo the magnificence of the ancient temple? Even if you are not a historical site seer you are still under obligation (it's the pact you made with gods on another life) to see it.

Thank 張 亭
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great way to start learning about the evolution of temples in the region. From there to Angkor Was is only 240km.

Thank John G
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We came in the late afternoon and were totally enchanted! A local family we met on the ferry crossing the Mekong gave us a ride, which added to the positive experience. On the way back to Champasak, we were able to hitch a ride. Definitely...More

Thank Kati S
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We only came here to kill a day at the recommendation of a travel agent but we were surprised at how amazing the view was. It doesn't look like much from the entrance but once you climb all the stairs the view is worth staying...More

1  Thank Dredpool
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We visited late morning just after the moon festival so the remains of the festivals were there but it was absolutely empty and peaceful. The views from the top are beautiful and it was interesting to learn that Hindu and animalistic rituals existed side by...More

Thank Catherine W
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I have been this place, I went in the morning. It's easy to go there. I think there are the most interesting temple in Laos. when I went to top , so amazing , if you look down you will see beautiful temple and Khmer...More

Thank Earn T
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

The world heritage site which was built before Angkor Wat , we can see how the original of the Khmer influences in the areas, the building is not complete some pieces or part missing but the layout of the whole complex is very interesting, the...More

Thank Pamm S
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Easy to get to by car from Pakse or Tuk Tuk from Champasak.I have been before and always find the restoration amazing. The steps to the top are step but you can go on the grass route which is a little easier. Do take plenty...More

Thank 918teresah
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We will arrive about 9.30 in the morning from Vientiane. We would like to visit Wat Phu and then continue to Don Khong for two nights there and then back to pakse. 1. Would like to leave our luggage at the hotel or tourist office and travel with a small back pack only . Is that a good idea ? 2. How do we get to Champasaac and from there to Wat Phu? 3. How do we go from Wat Phu or Champasac to Don Khong ? 4. From Don Kohng we would like to do a trip to see the 4000 islands and the dolphins and the 2 cascades . How do we do this ? 5 . The following day we would like to return to .Pakse via Tat lo and the Boloven plateau and villages . Are there any tours organised for this or how else can it be done ? Sorry about these many questions . Hope one of you can help us .
10 March 2017|
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Response from Ondra B | Reviewed this property |
I will try... :-) 1. Good idea, hotels do it if you stay with them afterwards. Otherwise they charge a fee. 2. The best is to rent a motorbike if you are an independent traveler. I consider tours to be too expensive but... More