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National framework

The national legal framework for heritage preservation is provided by the law concerning National Heritage, adopted in 2005 and revised in 2014.

Management is undertaken in accordance with the Champasak Heritage Management Plan that was officially adopted by the Government in September 1998. The Plan defines the boundaries of the Protection Zone and the three Preservation Areas.

It contains regulations for the management of the World Heritage Site to cover archaeological work, conservation and development control. 

In addition, action plans to identify priority management measures are developed every five years. The last review of the action plan has been apporved in 2014.

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8 Trails around Vat Phou

Archaeological, cultural and natural trails in Champasak district

Unveiling Monument

Restoration by Lao-French Cooperation


Guide book, history, explorations and research at Vat Phou and around

Vat Phou Master Plan 2016

Champasak Cultural Landscape Master Plan 2016

Scientific seminar Vat Phou - June 2017

Seminar on recent archaeological discoveries in the region of Vat Phou and Southern Laos

New Transportation service

Mini-van between Champasak and Pakse every day

Our Common Heritage

Exploring the World Heritage sites in Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam

Awareness raising campaign

on Environment during Vat Phou Festival 2018.

Map Vat Phou and Around - Pierre Pichard - EFEO - 1992

WHO World Heritage
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