Things to see and do
Um Tomo is a smaller, ruined, Khmer style temple contemporary to Wat Phu situated about 15km south of Champasak close to the bank on the opposite side of the Mekong. There's not that much to see here except for a carving lined walkway, two smaller temple pavilions -- one very ruined and the other ... read more
Located some 13km from Champasak, UNESCO World Heritage listed Wat Phu is one of the most impressive Khmer temples outside of Cambodia. While there have been shrines in some form on this site since the 5th century, while the current structure which forms Wat Phu was constructed by Suryavarman II ... read more
This truly tranquil, beautiful island is located just off the shore of Champasak town, with about 2,000 inhabitants who make their living primarily through agriculture. It's part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site that also encompasses Wat Phu and Um Tomo, and it constitutes nothing so much as a ... read more
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