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Amazing, serene temple. Incredible to walk up to the temple over the sandstone blocks which represent Naga's scales, lined by frangipani trees. Visit the museum first to learn... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Sarah B
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Hamilton, Bermuda
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Hamilton, Bermuda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing, serene temple. Incredible to walk up to the temple over the sandstone blocks which represent Naga's scales, lined by frangipani trees. Visit the museum first to learn about the history and see the artefacts on display before making the climb up to the temple. The views from terraces looking back over the baray.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you are ever in Champasak Province, you absolutely must come and see this place. Its beautifully situated up the mountain, offering a fantastic view of the Mekong River and surrounding countryside. The place has been beautifully restored and offers visitors a glimpse into the culture and history associated with the temple. The walk up is not for the faint... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice bike ride from Champasak town, we really enjoyed Wat Phu. The view is stunning and old carvings amongst frangipani trees just beautiful. Don't miss it.

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wat Phu certainly has far less in terms of standing remains than most sites in Cambodia but it does have an enormous amount of atmosphere: a real sense of Place. The stone hill rising behind and then the view back down to the Mekong plain and the river itself maybe explain why the temple complex was built here. Do make... More 

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Thank DougF45
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it will not disappoint you. it is true that Cambodia's temples are more impressive, but this one is just so beautiful and nobody around! this calmness helps you enjoying the visit, also the area is very nice, and lovely views from up the hill. highly recommended! there are cheap b&b houses in town.

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Thank omgtoutletemps
Vientiane, Laos
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For couple of hours we were the only people at Wat Phu. Beautiful sunrise, cool weather and misty atmosphere made this place magical. There was nobody at six am to buy a ticket from so we payed on the way out. This a site one should not miss when traveling around Laos. Worth to see!!

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Thank Marketa V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are amazing views from the top temple, definitely worth the hike up the stairs! What I loved the most was being one of few tourists up there. Just lovely, simple and peaceful. Best time to go was the morning as it was cooler and we were nearly the only ones there. A large group was arriving as we were... More 

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Thank Sophie J
London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with our guide who showed us around himself, so we had a detailed tour as well as taking in our own memories. There are quite a few steps and it is hot, but by no means difficult assuming you are able bodied. There's also an interesting small museum that you can take a stroll through before or after... More 

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Sitiawan, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very tiring to walk the many steep stairs, in particular on a very hot day. Spectacular view, great Khmer temple ruins, nice landscape, fine location, a place you will certainly enjoy ... don't miss it.

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Thank Peter M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Walk all the stairs up, totally worth it. The view is spectacular! And the way up is quite cool as well with really beautiful trees!:)

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