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.
 
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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.

 

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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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Smoke-Free Area

Sights from Vat Phou

Hours & Admission

Open everyday:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm for the site
- 8:00 am 4:30 pm for the museum
  
Admission:
(Ticket fee includes site entrance, museum entrance and electric car service.)

50 000 LAK

for Lao people: 20 000 LAK 

 

Possibility of visiting the site outside opening hours.
 
More details at: Hours & Admission.

Partners

This website has been produced within the framework  of French – Lao Cooperation Project: " Priority Solidarity Funds -  Vat Phou Champasak: Enhancement and development of the historical and cultural site".

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Ministry of Information and Culture
Head Office of Heritage
Management Office of Vat Phou-Champasak

 

 

 

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs
French Embassy in Laos
Cooperation and Culture Office