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Museum - Exhibition Hall and Interpretative Room

At the entrance of Vat Phou site, a building house is the museum and the new interpretative room.

The museum presents a collection of recovered objects, architectural elements, and sculptures that, for conservation and safety reasons, have been exhibited.


The Interpretative room presents a large selection of panels with explanations, commentaries, illustrations and maps to propose to the visitors a better understanding of this very rich area

Visiting this museum before discovering the site is a good introduction to understand and appreciate this place’s true worth.

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.

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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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