Vat Phou Temple and Surroundings
Immerse yourself in a variety of eras from early, classical Khmer architecture (7th-12th century) through French colonial buildings (19th-20th century) to Buddhist temples and local village life, including shadow puppeteers of the present day. The area of Vat Phou and Champasak invite you to explore a diverse cultural landscape.
Set in stunning natural surroundings, Vat Phou, the ancient Khmer temple complex, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the main attraction in the area, but there is much more to be discovered.
Thematic trails will take you deep into Champasak’s cultural and historic landscape, away from well-travelled routes. These trails invite you to discover relatively unknown archaeological sites in remote areas and to admire nature, culture, history and local life in Champasak.