Wat Phou – Located at the south of Laos, in Champasak Province near the Cambodian border.

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Wat Phou is an exceptional archeological site originating in the 6th century and thriving until the 15th Century.

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The best way to see Wat Phou on a day trip is by motorbike, which can be rented in Pakse from 60,000 Kip per day.

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The deliberately chosen location of Wat Phou in Laos along an east – west axis, is coupled with the fact that the peak of Phou Kao Mountain – Laos is shaped like a lingam.

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The best time to visit Wat Phou is during the dry season from November to March, when temperatures are cooler.

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If you spend a night or two in nearby Champasak town (10 km away), which I’d definitely recommend if you have the time, you can also reach Wat Phou by bicycle or by tuk tuk.

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Wat Phou is located under Phou Khao mountain in Champasak province, it is far from Pakse around 6km. Wat Phou temple is built by Khmer people since 5th century with the same time of Angkor Wat and My Son Holy Land of Vietnam.

All architectures at here are included both of the stone and brick, they are carved very patterned and skillful. Behind Wat Phou temple is the mountainous wattle, there are many deity status which are still seen very lively in the Indian mythology. Although it is just the ruins, the remaining things are still showed that Wat Phou is the religious architecture complex very importantly of Khmer empire. 

Wat Phou is the holy land to be built to offer to Shiva, this is the most ancient temple in Laos, it has been ever the center of Muslim, pray Shiva. Until the 13rd century is Wat Phou has become the Buddhism temple and existed until nowadays, and Wat Phou also became one of the place to keep the historical and cultural value of Laos.

Although Wat Phou has been ruined by the time and the hard weather in Laos, it has been still existed over thousand years of the history and it is also one of the most interested and gigantic destination by the special architecture and the spirit factor of the sacred land with aspiring a peaceful life of the people.

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