The Wat Phou Temple complex dates back to the 6th century when it was built to express the Hindu vision of the relationship between nature and humanity. It subsequently became a Buddhist temple during the Khmer Empire which dominated the region between the 10th and 14th centuries and contains some of the best examples of Khmer art in southeast Asia. One of the most impressive archaeological structures in Laos, it's the focal point for pilgrims from Thailand and Laos every February who travel here for the full moon festival.
Travel to Wat Phou
Organised group tours: Click here to see 5 tours to Laos which may include Wat Phou.