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World Heritage Site #481 :: Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape

World Heritage Site #481 :: Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape

Brief Description The Champasak cultural landscape, including the Vat Phou Temple complex, is a remarkably well-preserved planned landscape more than 1,000 years old. It was shaped to express the Hindu vision of the relationship between nature and humanity, using an axis from mountain top to river bank to lay out a geometric pattern of temples, […]

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Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape :: About

Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape :: About

The Vat Phou ( Wat Phu ) ruins are eight kilometres away from Champassak township (where the boat will be waiting for you) and are reached by tuktuk taking around 30 minutes. The Vat Phou ruins are at the base of a curiously shaped 1416 metre mountain which has a flat narrow peak and steep […]

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Remains of the day

Remains of the day

The tiny temple of Vat Phou in Champasak holds a history that may pre-date that of Angkor Wat, writes Leisa Tyler. In the 5th century, Champasak was thought to be the centre of the Laotian universe. Today it’s a drowsy one-car village clutching the western bank of the Mekong River in southern Laos and home […]

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Slowly, along on the Mekong

Slowly, along on the Mekong

By Vipasai Niyamabha Special to The Nation A rainbow appears above the mighty Mekong river as I leave Si Phan Don in southern Laos. Dark clouds are steadily building up and as dusk approaches, rain becomes visible in the distance. Our small boat is heading upstream as the sky changes colour and the rainbow disappears […]

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Laos's Pakse Airport Ready To Support Larger Aircrafts

Laos’s Pakse Airport Ready To Support Larger Aircrafts

VIENTIANE, Oct 5 (Bernama) — Lao’s Pakse Airport is now ready to offer services to support a range of mid-sized aircrafts, as well as to facilitate takeoff and landing for larger aircrafts such as Boeing-737 and Airbus-A320, Thai News Agency reported Tuesday. Pakse International Airport has officially re-opened its services on 1st June 2010. Pakse […]

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Over 80,000 flock to Laos' Vat Phou Festival

Over 80,000 flock to Laos’ Vat Phou Festival

More than 80,000 people attended the annual Vat Phou Festival in Laos’ Champassak province which ended on Saturday (January 30), with the surge in visitors causing traffic jams on the last two nights of the event. Vat Phou is the second World Heritage Site in Laos, after the Unesco added the temple complex to its […]

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Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape  :: Video

Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape :: Video

[tubepress video=”zkAZ-ZAuLHc”] Narration Text Jantai is happy to be living with her husband and our three children family in a village at the foot of the sacred mountain Phou Kao, in Champasak Province, Laos. They live in a high-floored house to escape the heat. Jantai is preparing to make some rice noodles known here as […]

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4,000 lights

4,000 lights

This year’s Vat Phou festival in Laos will be one to remember as 4,000 oil lamps light up the grounds of the ancient temple in Champassak province at the end of this month. Heritage Site director Khankham Keanboudta said the lamps would line the steps leading from the temple’s lake to the shrine at the […]

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