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Red Cross Massage and Wat Phu That

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Wat Phu That sits atop the same named hill offering terrific sunset views over the surrounds, while near the foot of the hill you’ll find a Red Cross Sauna and Massage centre—what a terrific combination!

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For only 15,000 kip, you can relax and feel good about supporting the Lao Red Cross in Udomxai. Funds generated from their traditional sauna and massage go to community first aid training, construction of toilets and gravity-fed water systems, relief aid and sex education.

Steamin. Photo taken in or around Red Cross Massage and Wat Phu That, Udomxai, Laos by Cindy Fan.

Steamin. Photo: Cindy Fan

The Red Cross Sauna is more or less behind (to the west of) Phu That. Once there, buy your ticket, wrap yourself in the sarong provided and duck in and out of the wood-fired sauna, alternating between almost unbearably hot herb-infused steam and rejuvenating cool fresh air.

Locals visit the sauna religiously, believing it is good for the health (and a good way to socialise). In fact, unlike Western saunas where you shower after the steam, locals leave it on to let the herbs soak into the skin. So join the fun: experience Lao culture and ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)


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