Vat Phu-Champasak-Laos

Other Temples Print

In the plain, about 1km south of the so-called “Nandin temple”, one can visit the remains of the Nang Sida temple (beginning of the XIIth century) and further on, but not easily accessible, the Thao-Tao temple (beginning of the XIIIth century, Jayavarman VII).

Finally, on the other side of the Mekong River, on the banks of the Tomo river, are the remains of another temple from the same period, Tomo (also called Oubmong). It also contains pre-Angkorian sculptures, in particular a beautiful Mukhalinga (a human-headed linga).


Temple of Nang Sida

Placed meadows of the temple of Vat Phu, at approximately half an hour of walking in the direction of the South, the meadows of the Ancient Khmer Road, is this largely collapsed Prasat.
The temple consisted of a hallway, prolonged by a tower sanctuary, built at the beginning of the XIIth century, at the same time that Angkor Vat.


Temple of Tomo

This temple is situated on the left bank of the Mekong, just in front of Vat Phou. He is so sometimes called Huei Tomo or Oubmong.
Distributed on two terraces, ruins contained a beautiful pre-Angkorian effigy of Mukhalinga (a linga with human head).


Temple of Thao Thao

This sanctuary of modest dimensions, consists of a central tower and an annex, in a court surrounded by an outer wall. A detached house of entrance gives access to this court, in the center of its East side. A small pond, nowadays filled, was outside, near the NorthEast angle of the surrounding wall. This arrangement is characteristic of chapels of hospital built in the XIIIth century in all the Khmer empire.

The sanctuary, in stoneware and laterite, is largely ruined, and the hospital had to be nearby, in wooden buildings, of which there is no track.



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