Our Location

Access to Vat Phou

 

The site of Vat Phou is located in Champasak district, in Champasak province. It is in the southern Laos, between the Mekong river and Phou Kao mountain.

 

 

 

Arriving in Pakse
- by flight from Vientiane (Laos), from Siem Reap ( Cambodia) or from Bangkok (Thailand)
- by local night bus from Vientiane, by international bus from Ubon Rattchatani, Thailand (2 daily buses), by local bus or private van from the 4 000 Islands (Southern Laos).

 

 New ! Transportation service

 

 

Several options to access the Vat Phou Monumental Complex and to Champasak District :

- by "songthaw" (local bus) leaving from Pakse Market (Talat Dao Heuang), or from the Southern Bus Station (km 8 on Road 13), both crossing the Mekong river
- by "songthaw" to Ban Muang, then take a ferry to cross, then a tuk-tuk to a guesthouse or other location
- By the road R14 allows access to Champasak from Paksé via the west bank of the Mekong (40km).
- by slow boat from the jetty of Pakse (booking at travel agencies in Pakse)
- By scooter/ Motorbikes - many rental Agencies in Pakse.

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3rd Steering Committee

3rd Steering Committee of FSP 2013-24 and PADUC/AFD

Unveiling Monument

Restoration by Lao-French Cooperation

Smoke Free Area

WHO supports World Heritage Sites to go smoke-free

Publications

Guide book, history, explorations and research at Vat Phou and around

Vat Phou Master Plan 2016

Champasak Cultural Landscape Master Plan 2016

Scientific seminar Vat Phou - June 2017

Seminar on recent archaeological discoveries in the region of Vat Phou and Southern Laos

New Transportation service

Mini-van between Champasak and Pakse every day

Our Common Heritage

Exploring the World Heritage sites in Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam

Map Vat Phou and Around - Pierre Pichard - EFEO - 1992