Top 8 Things to do in Champasak Town, Champasak Province

Discover the best top things to do in Champasak Town, Laos including Wat Phu, Don Daeng Island, Wat Muang Kang Temple, Champasak Pottery, Hong Nang Sida, Oum Moung Temple, Champasak Spa, Chez Maman.

1. Wat Phu

| Champasak District, Champasak Town, Laos Sights & Landmarks, Ancient Ruins, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4.5 based on 738 reviews

Wat Phu

The religious complex of Vat Phou, a combination of Khmer architecture and Hindu religion, is located at the foot of Champasak mountains, with the Phou Kao (the sacred mountain with a natural form as a Linga - symbol of Gof Shiva). This complex was built during the first part of the 11th century, with some additions and reconstructions in the 12th and 13th centuries. Some inscriptions belonging to the fifth and sixth century AD do mention a sanctuary built on the hill, together with the foundation of the city, but this building has disappeared and was replaced by the religious complex that we see today. A museum and interpretative room should be visited on the site. Vat Phou is on the list of Unesco World Heritage since 2001. The archeological restauration/conservation of the site is managed by Vat Phou office. The tourism management is managed by Yingchokchai Company, which provides to the tourists quality services (shuttle, toilets, handicrafts shop, coffee shop, wifi, parking...).

Reviewed By Zippi_11 - Herzliya, IsraelHerzliya, Israel

visiting in a special day

the sacred place the day we visit was a holy day.monks from all over arriving for getting offering by Lao people.a day and ceremony to remember

2. Don Daeng Island

13south, Champasak Town 1601, Laos Nature & Parks, Islands
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4.5 based on 70 reviews

Don Daeng Island

Reviewed By tig t - Southern Laos, LaosSouthern Laos, Laos

Don Dang Island

Champasak is a small and charming town on the Mekong River with two main parallel streets. It is worth staying here to visit Vat Phou, discover French colonial buildings, and Buddhist temples, or simply enjoy an evening watching the Shadow Puppet Theater.

3. Wat Muang Kang Temple

1 Unnamed Road, Champasak Town 1601, Laos Sights & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Wat Muang Kang Temple

Reviewed By SouthernLaosTourism - Southern Laos, LaosSouthern Laos, Laos

Visit the 19th century temple "Vat Muang Kang"

Vat Muang Kang is another beautiful landmark that tourists should visit. The 19th century temple sits just outside of town with beautiful views across the river. History-buffs will appreciate the blend of European, Siamese, Burmese and Chinese influences

4. Champasak Pottery

Ban Muang Sen, Champasak Town 1601, Laos Shopping, Museums, Art Galleries
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Champasak Pottery

Reviewed By 476diannes - Maitland, AustraliaMaitland, Australia

Local potter sundried terracotta works

Some lovely local pieces very fragile and heavy so a challenge if you want a local souvenir. You might find a little treasure though . No information for a visitor so perhaps an opportunity missed ?

5. Hong Nang Sida

Champasak Town, Laos Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites
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Hong Nang Sida

Reviewed By mokumoku072 - tokyotokyo

ワットプーと一緒に世界遺産を構成する寺院だけど、悲惨な状況

ワットプーと同じく世界遺産を構成する寺院ですが、いろいろな意味で悲惨な状況です。まずワットプーの駐車場から時計回りに溜め池の南側まで進み、突き当たり丁字路を南に向かうほぼ一本道と簡単です。ただし雨季は車の轍が水溜りとなり、かつ道自体がぬかるんでいるので、バイクで進むこともかなり大変です。苦労の末、到着すると門が閉まってました。でもその右側にある階段から入ることが出来ます。敷地内はほぼ水没して田んぼのよう。さて肝心の寺院の方は崩壊していて、特に後方は瓦礫の山です。かろうじてテラス部分が残っているがガタガタの

6. Oum Moung Temple

Nr Wat Phou, Champasak Town 1601, Laos Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Oum Moung Temple

Reviewed By MaxG_Roma - Rome, ItalyRome, Italy

Rovine…

Durante il trasferimento dalla zona delle 4000 Isole a Pakse, lungo la strada, sosta a Ban Kiet Ngong, dove abbiamo fatto un giro in elefante e successivamente, poco lontano, abbiamo visitato le rovine dei templi di Oum Mong. Questo sito, è un tempio sull

7. Champasak Spa

Champasak Town 01000, Laos Spas & Wellness
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5 based on 219 reviews

Champasak Spa

Wellness Center and Natural Day Spa; Half-day Packages, Full day Packages, Wellness retreat, individuals and small groups. Space rental privatized day or half-day. Natural and Holistic Treatments from Asia with Organic Products from Champasak villages.

Reviewed By 322carolynk

World class spa in small town Lao

My husband and I just returned from the full day package at champasak spa. This is an amazing place. Everything is organic with even the coconut oil made by hand on the premises. The owner keeps the experience tailored to fit each person who comes in. She

8. Chez Maman

| Ban Vat Thong, Champasak Town, Laos Shopping, Gift & Specialty Shops
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Chez Maman

Welcome at Chez Maman! Discover a fine Lao artisanal handicraft selection around a nice cup of tea or coffee.

Reviewed By travelerAdelaide - AdelaideAdelaide

Surprise in Champasak

A beautiful small boutique in Champasak run by a French lady. Sourcing its wares from all over Laos with attention to local handicraft and detailed explanation of origin and production of goods. Reasonable prices - friendly reception notwithstanding if yo

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