Phou Xiang Thong National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area in Champasak Province, Laos - get details, & find more attractions to visit nearby

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Phou Xiang Thong National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area

Beng, Laos

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National Parks

About Phou Xiang Thong National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area

Phou Xieng Thong National Protected Area is a national protected area in Salavan and Champasak provinces of southern Laos. This park, the country's only park on the Mekong river, is home to a wide variety of animal and plant species, some endangered. The park is an ecotourism destination. This park has a large variety of flora and fauna and is also a center for a large variety of wildlife.



Attractions near Phou Xiang Thong National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area

Champasak Palace54.85km from Phou Xiang Thong National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area

Champasak Palace, in Pakse, Laos, was intended to be a residence of the Prince of Champasak, Chao Boun Oum. However, he had to abandon it in 1974 before it was finished, as the Royal Lao government was overthrown by the communist Pathet Lao. After the revolution, the building was completed and served as a venue for the communist party congresses and accommodation for visiting dignitaries. The palace was converted into a hotel in 1995.

Bolaven Plateau74.24km from Phou Xiang Thong National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area

The Bolaven Plateau is one of the little-known highlights of southern Laos. It’s a region filled with tribal villages, traditional coffee farms, and some of Laos’ most spectacular waterfalls. The beauty of this place is so interesting and also the climate and the views from here are a treat for your eyes. The plateau's elevation ranges approximately from 1,000 to 1,350 metres above sea level. The plateau is crossed by several rivers and has many scenic waterfalls.

Wat Phu85km from Phou Xiang Thong National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area

Wat Phou or Vat Phu, which translates to “mountain temple” was built during the late 10th to early 11th century, which makes it older than Angkor’s best known monument, the Angkor Wat, which was built during the first half of the 12th century. Over the following centuries structures were added to the temple until the 14th century when the Angkor empire went into decline.

Wat Pra Lao Thep Nimit92.16km from Phou Xiang Thong National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area

Wat Phra Lao Thep Nimit is a Buddhist temple in Amnat Charoen Province, Thailand, situated on Highway 2134, 2 km from Amphoe Phana.  The temple has a Lanna-style chapel which houses the principal Buddha image Phra Lao Thep Nimit. Built in 1720, the Buddha image, in subduing Mara attitude decorated by gold leaves, is considered the most beautiful Buddha image of Northeast Region.

Wat Maha Wanaram99.9km from Phou Xiang Thong National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area

It’s regarded as the principal wat in Ubon. This old temple is where the highly referred Buddha image titled Phra Chao Yai Indra Plang is located.

Wat Tai Phrachao Yai Ong Tue99.97km from Phou Xiang Thong National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area

Wat Tai Phra Chao Yai Ong Tue is an important temple of Ubon Ratchathani, it was built in 1779. The temple's ordination hall was built with a combination of styles such as Thai, Khmer, and Vietnamese styles.

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Discover more attractions in Champasak Province, where Phou Xiang Thong National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area is located

Champasak Province8 attractions

Champasak is a province in southwestern Laos, near the borders with Thailand and Cambodia. Its cultural heritage includes ancient temple ruins and French colonial architecture. Champasak features 20 temples, such as Wat Phou, Wat Luang, and Wat Tham Fai, Freshwater dolphins, and waterfalls.