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Great climb and views

Once you have made your way to the Golden Buddha, you are rewarded with fabulous views across the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Nice view and nice temple

Phu Salao (Golden Buddha) is a nice visit, combining a nice view over Pakse town and afterwards... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Once you have made your way to the Golden Buddha, you are rewarded with fabulous views across the Mekong to Pakse. The Buddha, Phu Salao, is immense, watching over the river. The nearby Wat has rows of smaller golden Buddhas outside its glittering facade.Inside there...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Phu Salao (Golden Buddha) is a nice visit, combining a nice view over Pakse town and afterwards visiting the temple behind this big statue. I suppose the road is the only way to go now, but the viewpoint platform at Buddha's feet is still 'under...More

Thank Sandervw
Reviewed July 27, 2018

lots and lots of Buddhas in every position, neatly placed on a hillside. The big Buddha is kind of in front with a tremendous view of the city and the big bridge. I am sure the sunrises would be spectacular here although we didn't get...More

Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

We swung by this spot while returning from Wat phu to Pakse. The view took us by total surprise! It was really beautiful, and the overall view was splendid. We took the tuk tuk up the hill and saw many people walking their way up....More

Thank xiaoxian
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Take a good look around while at the topyou're at it. We also folded the visit into a larger day-trip to Wat Phu in nearby Champusak, with our driver stopping at the Golden Buddha on the way home.

Thank GastownWanderer
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

This is quite a surprise. It sits on the hill overlooking the Mekong and the town of Pakse, affording superb views. The area is a complex of buildings, all active in Buddhism. The highlight has to be a small temple with three Jade Buddhas all...More

Thank R0062
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

The Golden Buddha Statue and Temple is a must see. It offers breath-taking view of Pakse and the Mekong River. We hiked there from Pakse across the bridge and up a pretty steep set of stairs, the destination was worth the effort. A fabulous statue...More

Thank Jason N
Reviewed February 27, 2018

To get to this site, u need to hire a car or a tuk tuk. If not, just like the locals, jog or walk uphill. Transport type : Tuk tuk Journey duration : 20-25 mins (from Champasak Palace hotel) Cost : 160,000 kip return (you...More

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed February 21, 2018

We walked across the bridge and then up some stairs - that went no where. Came down again then waved down a motor bike tuk tuk that took us up the road to the top. So after over an hour we finally made it. The...More

Thank John and Deb K
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

A must see - beautiful views of Pakse city overlooking the river. The giant golden Buddha sits on top of a hill with a temple. It is only a kilometre from the city, but is about 5 kilometres by tooktook to the top. If you’re...More

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