Take a full day visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wat Phou and learn its history from an informative guided tour while admiring the beautiful landscapes of the surrounding area
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Champasak is a province in southwestern Laos, near the borders with Thailand and Cambodia. It is one of the three principalities that succeeded the Laos kingdom of Lan Xang. As of the 2015 census, it had a population of 694,023. The capital is Pakse but it takes its name from Champasak the former capital of the Kingdom of Champasak.
Champasak has played a central role in the history of Siam and Laos, with frequent battles taking place in and around Champasak. Its cultural heritage includes ancient temple ruins and French colonial architecture. Champasak has some 20 wats (temples), such as Wat Phou, Wat Luang, Wat Tham Fai and the province's many waterfalls are tourist attractions.
Champasak is a town on the Mekong River, in southern Laos. It’s known as a gateway to Wat Phu, an 11th-century Khmer temple complex with sandstone carvings of Hindu deities.