Vat Phu-Champasak-Laos

Vat Phu - Festivals and celebrations Print
Festival of Vat That
It takes place twice a year: in November (coincide with the festival of the That Luang in Vientiane)  and in May.

Festival of the dugouts to Champasak – Boat racing
It takes place at the end of October (On 2010, 22th October).The races take place on the Mekong river and dugouts representing villages confront. The long dugouts of temples are prepared and used for this event. The meaning of this festival is to thank the spirits of waters, Nagas, for being generous and peaceful.

Festival of Kathin
It takes place in November. Gifts are made by the villagers for temple and for monks.

Festival of Phavet
It takes place between November and May, lasts during 3 days and 2 nights.
This celebration takes place in memory of a very generous prince; who gave all the possessions to the needy persons. His father hunts him in the forest; but sometime later he has come back for the biggest pleasure of the people. During this period, the monks recite poems speaking about this story.


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Vat Phu - Vues

Schedule & fees

Opening everyday :
- from 8:00 am till 6:00 pm for the site
- from 8:00 am till 4:30 pm for the museum
Price lists :
(Only one ticket for de site and the museum)

35 000 kips
5 000 kips for Lao people

15 000 kips for electric car

Possibility of visiting the site except schedules.
More precision by clicking on this link: :  schedule and price lists


This site has been realized within the framework  of French – Lao cooperation project : " Priority solidarity funds  Vat Phu Champassak. Historic and Cultural site arrangement and development ".
Ministry of Information and Culture.
Head office of the Heritage Service of the Arrangement and the  Vat Phu - Champassak site Management.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs
France Embassy in Laos
Service of Cooperation and Cultural actions