Vat Phou

Local nameຜາສາດຫີນວັດພູ
LocationChampasak Province, Laos

Vat Phou is a ruined Khmer Hindu temple complex in southern Laos. It is at the base of mount Phou Khao, some 6 kilometres from the Mekong in Champasak Province. There was a temple on the site as early as the 5th century, but the surviving structures date from the 11th to 13th centuries. It has a unique structure: The elements lead to a shrine where a lingam dedicated to Lord Shiva was bathed in water from a mountain spring. The site later became a centre of Theravada Buddhist worship, which it remains today.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vat_Phou

Official Website http://www.vatphu-champasak-laos.com/

Coordinates 14°50'53.33" N 105°49'21.648" E

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