Vat Phu-Champasak-Laos


French-Lao scientific encounters


 17-19th,June, 2017


Seminar on recent archaeological discoveries in the region of Vat Phou and Southern Laos
Organized by the École Française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO)
With the support of the Ministry of Information, culture and Tourism,
the Embassy of France in Lao PDR and the French Development Agency (AFD)
With Mr Claude Jacques - honorary researcher (EFEO), Mme Christine Hawixbrock - chief of EFEO Vientiane Centre, Mr Dominic Goodall - researcher (EFEO), Mr Bertrand Porte - chief of restoration-Phnom Penh Museum
With Mr Thongsa Sayavongkhamdy - honorary director of Heritage Department (MICT), Mr Viengkeo Souksavatdy - deputy director of Heritage Department (MICT)
with Mr Boualinh Vongphachanh - Vice-Governor of Champasak province - President of the provincial Heritage Commitee
with Mr Savad Keobandid - Deputy Chief of Champasak district - President of the local Heritage Commitee
3rd Sterring Committee - May 2017 Print

3rd Steering Committee of FSP 2013-24 and PADUC/AFD
"Southern Lao Heritage & Champasak Urban Development"
Held on May 16, 2017
at the headquarters of the provincial government in Pakse


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Exhibition at Vat Phou - Dinan 2017 Print

Exhibition about Vat Phou at the Public Library of Dinan (french town) - From April 4th to July 1st 2017



This exhibition celebrates the 150th anniversary of the French exploration and research in Laos, especially in southern Laos. Dinan is the town where Auguste Pavie was born. 20 years ago, the city of Dinan commemorate the 150th anniversary of his birth. 


This year (2017), in order to celebrate also the 20 years of cooperation beetwen Champasak and Dinan, this exhibition is organised to enhance the close collaboration with France and Laos about the Vat Phou heritage and its surrondings.


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Vat phou Festival 2017 Print

Vat Phou Festival 2017 -

from 9 to 11, February.


Markets opening on 7th

Official Opening Ceremony on 9th- evening time

Offering to the monks on 11th, in the morning, near 7:00am

Canddles procession on 11th, in the evening, near 18:30pm




Parking Prices :    Cars - 60 000 kips       Motos : 20 000 kips

Free entrance to Vat Phou

150 years - restoration - Vat Phou Print
Celebration of the 150th anniversary of researches and explorations
 & unveiling of the monument restorationsupported by the Lao-French cooperation program

December, 9th 2016 - Vat Phou

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Sights from Vat Phou

Hours & Admission

Open everyday:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm for the site
- 8:00 am 4:30 pm for the museum
(Ticket fee includes site entrance, museum entrance and electric car service.)

50 000 LAK

for Lao people: 20 000 LAK 


Possibility of visiting the site outside opening hours.
More details at: Hours & Admission.


This website has been produced within the framework  of French – Lao Cooperation Project: " Priority Solidarity Funds -  Vat Phou Champasak: Enhancement and development of the historical and cultural site".


Ministry of Information and Culture
Head Office of Heritage
Management Office of Vat Phou-Champasak





Ministry of Foreign Affairs
French Embassy in Laos
Cooperation and Culture Office