Vat Phu-Champasak-Laos

Vat Phou Museum Print


At the entrance of Vat Phou site, a building houses the museum and the management office. The museum presents a collection of recovered objects, architectural elements, and sculptures that, for conservation and safety reasons, have been exhibited.

Visiting this museum before discovering the site is a good introduction to understand and appreciate this place’s true worth.
Taureau Nandin - 7/8 siècle - Ancienne cité

The museum was built between 2001 and 2003, with funding from the Japan government, within the framework of its cooperation with the Lao government. The building has been limited to a specific size in order to minimize endangering and altering effects on the underground archaeological site and the view towards the Mekong, from the superior terraces of the sanctuary.

Smoke-Free Area

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