Connected to the ancient city of Angkor in Cambodia, the Wat Phu Champasak temple complex is one of the most impressive Khmer temples in Laos. Originally dedicated to Shiva, detailed carvings of Indra and Vishnu can be seen on these ruins. The Hindu temple was converted into a Buddhist temple in the 13th century, and today many Buddhist attend the Wat Phu Champasak annual festival on the full moon of the third lunar month.
The site offers stunning views on the lowlands and this photograph showcases the ancient stairway surrounded by Dok Champa flowers (also known as Frangipani, the national flower of Laos) leading to the holy spring on the sacred hill.
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