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Access to Vat Phou


The site of Vat Phou is located in Champasak district, in Champasak province. It is in the southern Laos, between the Mekong river and Phou Kao mountain.




Arriving in Pakse
- by flight from Vientiane (Laos), from Siem Reap ( Cambodia) or from Bangkok (Thailand)
- by local night bus from Vientiane, by international bus from Ubon Rattchatani, Thailand (2 daily buses), by local bus or private van from the 4 000 Islands (Southern Laos).



Several options to access the Vat Phou Monumental Complex and to Champasak District :

- by "songthaw" (local bus) leaving from Pakse Market (Talat Dao Heuang), or from the Southern Bus Station (km 8 on Road 13), both crossing the Mekong river
- by "songthaw" to Ban Muang, then take a ferry to cross, then a tuk-tuk to a guesthouse or other location
- By the road R14 allows access to Champasak from Paksé via the west bank of the Mekong (40km).
- by slow boat from the jetty of Pakse (booking at travel agencies in Pakse)
- By scooter/ Motorbikes - many rental Agencies in Pakse.

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LiDAR Project Video

Video presentation of LiDAR Technology at Vat Phou Champasak

CHaMPA project

Signing ceremony on June 17, 2020

8 Trails around Vat Phou

Archaeological, cultural and natural trails in Champasak district

Notice of Invitation to tender

Inviting Tender - INDIA-LAO project 2023

Map Vat Phou and Around - Pierre Pichard - EFEO - 1992

WHO World Heritage
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