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The hard stairs were worth the view

The place around the Golden Buddha was really nice, even more than the Golden Buddha itself. There... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pakse, Laos
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This is a big golden BUDDHA statue you can see from far away. You need to climb to get to the... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

This is a big golden BUDDHA statue you can see from far away. You need to climb to get to the top.You need more than half a day.The view from the top is beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank anita346
Reviewed 18 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank EddyYung
Reviewed 7 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

this is a place I recommend you to go before the sunset because it's one place where have a beautiful sunset of scenery in Pakse.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank earn2017
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank luluannee
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Wylie210
Reviewed 24 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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