Wat PhuCurrently Closed
- Address: Muang Champassak, Laos, Champasak
- Timings: 08:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +856-2091271011
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Ancient Ruin, Family And Kids, Archaeological Site
Vat Phou sits in a graceful state of decrepit on the West bank of the Mekong river and its dramatic natural setting evokes a soulful response. A few of the buildings are over a thousand years old but most of them date back to the 11th and 13th century and the entire site has been divided into 6 terraces that are 3 levels and are joined by a stairway that ascends the mountain towards the shrine at the very top. The temple itself is said to have been built in the late 10th or perhaps early 11th century and was dedicated to Lord Shiva. Later in the 13th century, Vat Phou was transformed into a Buddhist Monastery.
How to Reach Wat Phu
- Rented Car/Taxi
Wat Phu Reviews & Ratings
An ancient place of worship that is being meticulously restored by the Archaeological Survey of India, comprising of a group of talented, professional and sincerely dedicated experts who understand the enormity of their responsibility. It should not only be restored in a manner of salvaging the past, but also redone in a manner that brings this priceless monument back to its pristine glory. A shrine to visit in silent respect.
Has probably seen better days. Didn't see any renovation going on though. Probably not worth the effort in the dry season
Nice historical place. Nature in Laos is so gorgeous. You should bring water coz they just sell water at the top of the hill. Not very expensive there but really tired of climbing if you are thirsty.
An okay experience. Too many fees to get there from tolls to parking. Normal days should be fine. Sad to see the place unkept as a historical landmark. Trash was everywhere you went.
Another world heritage in Laos. This temple is similar to Angkor Wat in Cambodia but this one is smaller.