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Great little side trip

We hired scooters in Pakse for our stay, and our first test was to shoot across the bridge and up... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Perth, Australia
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Superb view!

Visited Phu Salao in 2018 September. The entrance is right at the first road branch on the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hired scooters in Pakse for our stay, and our first test was to shoot across the bridge and up to the big shiny buddah. This was an easy cruise (used google maps) and the view was well worth it! The buddah was pretty awesome...More

Thank Wylie210
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Phu Salao in 2018 September. The entrance is right at the first road branch on the southwestern side of the Nippon-Lao bridge. No entrance fee. One must climb more than 500 steps to reach the Golden Buddha, through 40 to 60-degree slope for the...More

Thank clementich
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Once you have made your way to the Golden Buddha, you are rewarded with fabulous views across the Mekong to Pakse. The Buddha, Phu Salao, is immense, watching over the river. The nearby Wat has rows of smaller golden Buddhas outside its glittering facade.Inside there...More

Thank dharmapitt
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Phu Salao (Golden Buddha) is a nice visit, combining a nice view over Pakse town and afterwards visiting the temple behind this big statue. I suppose the road is the only way to go now, but the viewpoint platform at Buddha's feet is still 'under...More

Thank Sandervw
Reviewed 27 July 2018

lots and lots of Buddhas in every position, neatly placed on a hillside. The big Buddha is kind of in front with a tremendous view of the city and the big bridge. I am sure the sunrises would be spectacular here although we didn't get...More

Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

We swung by this spot while returning from Wat phu to Pakse. The view took us by total surprise! It was really beautiful, and the overall view was splendid. We took the tuk tuk up the hill and saw many people walking their way up....More

Thank xiaoxian
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Take a good look around while at the topyou're at it. We also folded the visit into a larger day-trip to Wat Phu in nearby Champusak, with our driver stopping at the Golden Buddha on the way home.

Thank GastownWanderer
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

This is quite a surprise. It sits on the hill overlooking the Mekong and the town of Pakse, affording superb views. The area is a complex of buildings, all active in Buddhism. The highlight has to be a small temple with three Jade Buddhas all...More

Thank R0062
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

The Golden Buddha Statue and Temple is a must see. It offers breath-taking view of Pakse and the Mekong River. We hiked there from Pakse across the bridge and up a pretty steep set of stairs, the destination was worth the effort. A fabulous statue...More

Thank Jason N
Reviewed 28 February 2018

To get to this site, u need to hire a car or a tuk tuk. If not, just like the locals, jog or walk uphill. Transport type : Tuk tuk Journey duration : 20-25 mins (from Champasak Palace hotel) Cost : 160,000 kip return (you...More

Thank Sharon C
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