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Address: Champasak, Laos
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Peaceful Khmer temple complex

The largest archaeological site in Laos is definitely worth a visit. Much smaller in scale than Cambodian temples but impressive nonetheless. Steps lined with ancient frangipani... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The largest archaeological site in Laos is definitely worth a visit. Much smaller in scale than Cambodian temples but impressive nonetheless. Steps lined with ancient frangipani trees lead to Sanctuary temple and great views. Go early before heat and tours. Good museum. Problems - litter very bad but maybe as moon festival previous week but why cannot world heritage body... More 

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Champasak, Laos
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the place the day after the full moon festival in februari,when literally tens of thousands of people turn this place into a giant picnic area. The climb to the holy water is breath taking as is the view

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Deventer, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rough Guide sais 'Wat Phou should be at the top of your southern Laos must-see list'. Yes, it's a nice place and there are no crowds like in Angkor Wat in Cambodia. But the lack of signd/information, the steep entrance fee and just a few building left are reasons not to give it 4 or 5 stars. My feeling... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This temple predates Anghor Wat and is wonderfully place on the hill side - and an excellent museum where they have gathered many objects from the site.

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Xalapa, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Much smaller than Ankor Wat in Cambodia, but recommended if you have not visited Siem Seap in that country.

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Alghero, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The temple is amazing ticket cost is 50.000 kip and you should have also included a little shuttle that brings you at the start. There is also a nice museum . Bring some water and an umbrella with you since if it's hot and sunny you going to need it. Do not buy the water on the stair there will... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Champasak is not an easy place to reach ... and even when you're here, you have to get to the temple complex somehow (bicycle, motorcycle or tuk-tuk are the three obvious choices). We went with the tuk-tuk (100,000 kp for a round trip with the driver waiting) because it was hot and we didn't know where we were going. The... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing, serene temple. Incredible to walk up to the temple over the sandstone blocks which represent Naga's scales, lined by frangipani trees. Visit the museum first to learn about the history and see the artefacts on display before making the climb up to the temple. The views from terraces looking back over the baray.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

If you are ever in Champasak Province, you absolutely must come and see this place. Its beautifully situated up the mountain, offering a fantastic view of the Mekong River and surrounding countryside. The place has been beautifully restored and offers visitors a glimpse into the culture and history associated with the temple. The walk up is not for the faint... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

A nice bike ride from Champasak town, we really enjoyed Wat Phu. The view is stunning and old carvings amongst frangipani trees just beautiful. Don't miss it.

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