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Absolutely breathtaking, we took a leisurely trip on the Mekong with a rather hairy transfer to shore which added to the excitement. The Wat was beyond description, the climb is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Sharon W
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Darwin, Australia
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Darwin, Australia
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely breathtaking, we took a leisurely trip on the Mekong with a rather hairy transfer to shore which added to the excitement. The Wat was beyond description, the climb is rather steep but so very worthwhile

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Thank Sharon W
England, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great temple ruins and great at sunrise, we were the only people there. Good to go there after visiting Angkor Wat, last year. You can see the connection and marvel at what these people did and when,

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very interesting and well preserved.excellent views access Champasak and the Mekong river. Easier to understand the history and digest the architecture than the vast city of Ankgor Wat

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Victoria, Australia
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful landscape, amazing temple ruins, a big place so it doesn't seem crowded even with all this people there. A great experience especially after visiting Angkorr Wat a few years before. You can see the connection. Don't forget the sun hat and the water. It can get very hot in the afternoon

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Tromso, Norway
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271 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were here at sunrise, all alone. It was very nice, but not all as magic and great as Angkor Wat. But the view towards the area is great in the early morning, and so quiet and peaceful.

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Vientiane, Laos
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

You can get to Vat Phou by two ways. 1. If you are in Pakse, You can travel by Private vehicle you may leave from any where or by Local transportation from Dao Heuang Market. 2. By boat, If you have plenty of time, I recommend you to take a boat which will take you a couple of hours ride... More 

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Portland,oregon
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Our tour group Wild Frontiers went in the early morning and had the place to ourselves! Beautiful temple and relics.

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Incredible carvings, spooky trees, wonderful hillside location. We have been to Ayutthaya, Sukhothai, Siem Reap etc. and this place was special. Not as big or extensive as the other places, but take your time to look around and hopefully you can experience the mystique of this Wat.

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Madrid, Spain
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52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

First a piece of advice. Go early in the morning so you can avoid lots of tourists from big buses or sth. We were told it opened at 8am so arrived at that time. There were very few people and that made it quite inspiring, getting to the top alone. Not long after we saw many people approaching from the... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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36 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I came here by renting a motorbike fron Pakse, it takes around almost 1 hour. Very amazing architecture and sculpture on the hill. Worth it to come here if you come to visit Pakse/Champasak

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