We all know Siem Reap and the world-class temples of Angkor. But little we do know that Siem Reap is the epicentre for Khmer ruins tourism. Wat Phu is the small set of Khmer ruins in Laos and is famous among tourists as a historic site.
Getting to Wat Phu Ruins
From your serviced apartment such as Somerset Vientiane, many take trips to Pakse where they get to visit Don Khon and the Khone Phapheng Falls, and on the way to or from Pakse, you may visit this historical site too. There is an entrance ticket you need to purchase to enter Wat Phu and that costs around $6.
Visiting the Palaces
Step out of your luxury studio premier rooms, and experience the hot weather first-hand to get a feel of how Siem Reap’s climate really is, especially in the afternoons. First, you find the two palaces built in the 11th century and for what these were used is still a mystery.
Get the hilltop setting of Wat Phu
The view from the top of the hill is the real highlight of the total tour. You can see the two palaces and the deserted countryside from above, and this is an awesome view to witness.
It is basically a small temple at the top of the steps dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, but now it’s being worshipped by the Buddhists too. As many do not visit this, it is a less crowded attraction in the area and you can do your own self exploring freely and without a rush here.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+