An almost forgotten Khmer temple and a relaxing boat ride. This is an ubeatable holiday combination. Revel in the chill-out atmosphere and ambiance of the region with a boat ride along the Mekong. Discover beautiful treasures and artifacts while enjoying the exotic scenes of people living in southern Laos in our Wat Phou Cruise.
Enjoy a leisurely cruise along the slow-flowing Mekong River. Embrace its fascinating beauty, while enjoying the exotic scenes of people living in southern Laos and the mystic ancient Khmer ruins.
The main attraction (one of many actually) is the centuries almost millennium old Khmer temple. The site itself is believed to have originated from the 5th century and the remaining structures that you will see are from the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries. As with many other Khmer temples, Wat Phou was originally a Hindu temple that later changed to a Buddhist site of worship.
After a peaceful night on aboard followed by a hearty breakfast, the boat will cruise over to Sipandon, also known as the 4000 islands. Are there really 4000 islands here? It depends on the season. During the wet, many of the islets are submerged under water, however, the dry reveals the region’s numerous islets.
The concept of chill-out takes on a whole new meaning here. Most of the islands are small enough for you to get around by foot, but a bicycle might be necessary to reach some of the further ones. Bikes can be rented at just about anywhere, so no worries there. While you are down here, take the time to absorb the culture at the traditional Lao village of Ban Dua Tae.
Nearby is Pha Pheng Falls. The waterfall’s 21-meter height and segmented cascades are a sight to behold, along with the always clear blue waters. The Mekong Giant Catfish, believed to be the largest freshwater fish in the world resides in these waters.
There’s no place like Laos. Everyone has mentioned of its laid-back ambiance and overall chill-out atmosphere. Why not experience it for your self with one of our Laos tours? If you’re looking for a break, take a look at Laos.
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