Category: Vat Phou.

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, shrines and waterworks extending over some 10 km. Two planned cities on the banks of the Mekong River are also part of the site, as well as Phou Kao mountain. The whole represents a development ranging from the 5th to 15th centuries, mainly associated with the Khmer Empire.

Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Date of Inscription: 2001
Criteria: (iii)(iv)(vi)
Property : 39000.0000 ha
Champasak Province

Table of Contents

About Vat Phou and associated ancient settlements
Location and Tourist Map
Photo and Video Gallery
Travel Tip
News update

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Category: Vat Phou