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All reviews great view tuk tuk mekong river steep stairs worth a trip across the bridge vantage point hill overlooking giant statue nice place to visit nice temple sun sets main temple under construction sunset steps climb
My expectations were high, and were well exceeded in this visit. I call it Christ The Redeemer of Laos. Without all the miss and fuss of Rio de Janeiro!
We dumped the idea of walking up as the heat of the day was already strong...More
The place around the Golden Buddha was really nice, even more than the Golden Buddha itself. There, you overhang the city of Pakse, and it’s breathtaking. You can also visit the temple, and walk around.
Great views over the town and the Mekong. River. Terrific sunset. Behind the Golden Buddha there is a nice temple with Buddha fields. We were the only westerners in a multitude of Lao people watching the sunset - great place to meet the locals.
The place is a bit run down, not so well maintained. Nonetheless, is worth the it for the view of the river from the feet go the golden buddha. Can get a blessing from the monk in the temple if inclined. Has rows of smaller...More
It is impressve, but to be honest, there is not much else to see but a caramel looking house for monks. I you can drive a motorbike it's way to go renting a one for day is just like 5 bucks. The road up there...More
A lot of steps but worth it! Didn’t realise until we got to the top that we could have driven our bike all the way up to the top but at least we got our exercise in! We came up for sunset and the Buddha...More
We hired scooters in Pakse for our stay, and our first test was to shoot across the bridge and up to the big shiny buddah. This was an easy cruise (used google maps) and the view was well worth it! The buddah was pretty awesome...More
Visited Phu Salao in 2018 September. The entrance is right at the first road branch on the southwestern side of the Nippon-Lao bridge. No entrance fee. One must climb more than 500 steps to reach the Golden Buddha, through 40 to 60-degree slope for the...More