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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.