Wat Pha That Si Khotabong

Photogenic riverside wat

Photo of Wat Pha That Si Khotabong, , Tha Khaek

Don't miss the 'village'
First off, there's a slightly misleading inaccuracy in your review. The temple does indeed date from...

By MichaelHinBKK

What we say: 3 stars

The distinctive thaat is regarded as one of the most important in Laos, but you wouldn't think so looking at the state of things. When we last visited, the entire site looked like a rubbish dump with thousands of plastic bags and other bits of rubbish floating across the fields and within the grounds of the temple.

Perhaps due to the recent festival, we anticipate that the rubbish will have been cleaned up by now, or it will have been eaten by the local cattle which roam through the area. This place is worth a look if you have a motorbike, but not if you have to walk or ride a bicycle.

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8 km south of town
How to get there: The wat is around eight kilometres to the south of town and can be reached by tuk tuk or bicycle.
Last updated: 11th April, 2013

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