Wat Phu, which means "temple on the mountain" in Laos' language, is one of the oldest archaeological sites in Laos. The temple complex starts at the base of the mountain with the main temple near the top and a natural mountain spring stream. It was built during the Khmer Hindu influence and the mountain is said to be a natural resemblance of a Shiva phallus. Today it is an important pilgrimage sight for Buddhist from all over Laos.DESTINATIONS• Pakse, a quirky city; gateway to the pre-Angkor temple of Wat PhouHIGHLIGHTS• Explore the famous Wat Phou temple
• Pakse, a quirky city; gateway to the pre-Angkor temple of Wat Phou
• Explore the famous Wat Phou temple
[Day 1] Wat Phou TempleMeals: lunch | Accommodation: N/A
In the morning, you will be driven out of town about 40km crossing a local ferry to the famous Wat Phou temple, which dates back to the 5th century. The original temple was built by the Khmer Hindus at the top hill of a fresh water spring. The peak of the hill is said to resemble a lingum or Shiva Phallus. The exact history of Wat Phu is unclear, but was certainly the site of a temple that Khmer empire eventually made Ankor Wat its capital. The temple is stunning, and very remote, with superb views of the Mekong valley. There are numbers of carved rocks, resembling crocodile, naga and elephant at the top of the temple site. It is believed that these rocks were used for human sacrifice. Lunch is at a local restaurant before being transferred back to town.
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Solo: $165For 2 participants: $101Single supplement: N/A
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• Meal as specified• Travel in an appropriate air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced driver• English-speaking guide• All entrance fees• Government fund and all taxes• Water and cold towel on sightseeing tour.
• International flight tickets and airport tax• Visas• Accommodation with breakfast• Beverages, guide gratuities and personal expenses.• Camera fees (if any)• Surcharge in peak season (Christmas & New Year)• Personal Insurance
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