Champasak Town

Vat Phou Festival

Boun Vat Phou is the largest festival in Southern Laos.  People take part in various activities during the three-day celebration. These include sound and light shows, processions, recitals, chanting, and most importantly, praying. There are also volleyball and petanque competitions for the more adventurous attendees.  Sometimes, there are even elephant processions, traditional dancing, and concerts. Although celebrated annually, the actual festival date changes.