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Golden Buddha

Road 16W, Pakse, Pakse 1600, Laos
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Check out the nearby temple

Take a good look around while at the topyou're at it. We also folded the visit into a larger... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
GastownWanderer
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Vancouver, Canada
Wonderful

This is quite a surprise. It sits on the hill overlooking the Mekong and the town of Pakse... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
R0062
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good47%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great view” (12 reviews)
“tuk tuk” (11 reviews)
“mekong river” (11 reviews)
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Road 16W, Pakse, Pakse 1600, Laos
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"tuk tuk"
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"mekong river"
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"across the bridge"
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"steep stairs"
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"worth a trip"
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"vantage point"
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"wooden steps"
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"giant statue"
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"nice place to visit"
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"sun sets"
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"hill"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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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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Reviewed 22 February 2018

We walked across the bridge and then up some stairs - that went no where. Came down again then waved down a motor bike tuk tuk that took us up the road to the top. So after over an hour we finally made it. The...More

Thank John and Deb K
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

A must see - beautiful views of Pakse city overlooking the river. The giant golden Buddha sits on top of a hill with a temple. It is only a kilometre from the city, but is about 5 kilometres by tooktook to the top. If you’re...More

Thank Kttreadinglightly
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Temples dont do much for me but good views do. Plenty of exercise here also if you chose to take the stairs! I always drive up haha.

Thank MeMock
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

We rented a car and decided to drive up instead of climbing the stairs, went to the main temple for prayers and blessing by the resident Monk. Thereafter, we through the Avenue of Buddha (lots of Buddha statues arranged on a slope steps. The big...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We thought you could tuk tuk to the top but alas there is a huge staircase and a big rocky incline up .. worth every step !!

Thank 1976Coops
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

A beautiful scenic temple, very photo inviting location, a small trek to the bridge, a nice history,very beaten and gorgeous view, loved the experience of being there, quite and calm atmosphere.......

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