Wat Phu47 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Muang Champassak, Laos, Champasak
- Timings: 08:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +856-2091271011
- 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