Vat Phu-Champasak-Laos

Vat Phu - festival Print
The Vat Phu Festival takes place every year, on the 15th day of the increasing moon of the 3rd month (in January-February) and coincides with the Makha Busa Buddhist Festival. For 2014, the festival of Vat Phu will start on February 12th until February 14th. Sound and light shows are provided on the site, telling local legends.
The believers come from a great distance to attend the ceremony ; some of them even come from Thailand and Cambodia; it is also the opportunity for surrounding plain and mountain populations to meet each other, maintaining these relations since time put off.  To see and download the program of the festival.


Processions, recitals, and chants take place during the three days festival. Boats racing (dugouts), game "catch-ducks"; volleyball and petanque competitions are also organized. Sometimes, elephant procession, buffalo and cock fights, and dances are also showed. The local authorities want to maintain some traditions and to preserve the sacred sense of the place.
In the evening, various attractions as well as some concerts are used to occur as an usual profane aspect.





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Vat Phu - Vues

Schedule & fees

Opening everyday :
- from 8:00 am till 6:00 pm for the site
- from 8:00 am till 4:30 pm for the museum
Price lists :
(Only one ticket for de site and the museum)

35 000 kips
5 000 kips for Lao people

15 000 kips for electric car

Possibility of visiting the site except schedules.
More precision by clicking on this link: :  schedule and price lists


This site has been realized within the framework  of French – Lao cooperation project : " Priority solidarity funds  Vat Phu Champassak. Historic and Cultural site arrangement and development ".
Ministry of Information and Culture.
Head office of the Heritage Service of the Arrangement and the  Vat Phu - Champassak site Management.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs
France Embassy in Laos
Service of Cooperation and Cultural actions