Wat Phou or Vat Phou is an ancient Angkor temple ruin located on the banks of the Mekong river close to the city of Pakse in southern Laos. The temple is known for its splendid Khmer architecture and is one of the top attractions among tourists visiting Pakse, which is recognized as a UNESCO listed heritage site.
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There are no ATMs near Wat Phou or in the nearest towns. It is better to carry sufficient cash. There are very limited options for food and drinks. So carry your snacks and water.
There are no public toilets too.
Accommodation options are limited in the town and can get booked during the peak season. It is recommended to book hotels and guesthouses in advance.
Since it is a sacred temple, it is expected to dress appropriately. You need to cover your back, shoulders and knees. Remove sunglasses, shoes and hat before entering the temple premises. Carry sunscreen, umbrella or a hat for the sun and raincoats as well.
Also, it is recommended to wear good walking shoes as it involves a lot of walking around.
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