Things to see and do
While there have been shrines in some form on this site since the fifth century, the current structure which forms Wat Phu was constructed by Suryavarman II (who was also responsible for the construction of Angkor Wat). The construction has been integrated into the natural landscape in a manner ... read more
There's very little to see here except for a carving lined walkway, two smaller temple pavilions, one completely demolished and the other standing precariously. Nevertheless this is a peaceful site, under a forest of large trees squeezed between the Mekong and the paddy of nearby Ban Nakham Noi. ... read more
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 living museum, where rural Lao life proceeds much as it must have done a century ago, save for the addition of a few motorised tractors. The locals adhere to a very ... read more
This Western-managed spa is luxurious by Lao standards, with on offer a range of relaxing massages and treatments at great prices in one of the more relaxing settings in Laos. We particularly love the attention to detail with complimentary tea and snack, lockers for your valuables and a genuinely ... read more
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