Let us take you on a boat excursion on the Mekong River. Destination: the Wat Phou temple ruins. The ancient Khmer temples of Wat Phou are located at the base of the “Phou Kao” mountain, some 6 km from the Mekong. The temples were built in the fifth century. The buildings and constructions which have been preserved to the present day date from the 11th to 13th centuries. Wat Phou was part of the Khmer empire, the centre of which was more to the south-west, in Angkor. The temple ruins have been inscribed on the UNESCO world heritage list since 2001.
The boat tour will take you from Pakse to Champasak within 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on the River’s water level. Along the way, you will take pleasure in contemplating the scenic beauty of the surroundings and bustling life on the River where fishermen earn their daily bread.
Whereas in Pakse, the Mekong is approx. 1.5 km wide, you will observe an ever more diverse landscape on our way south-west, particularly after about an hour, with the special charm of several tiny islands adding to the fascination.