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Vat Phou located about 10 kms. from Champasak town. It was registered as the World Heritage from UNESCO on December 25,2002.It 's the second place of Laos where registered as World Heritage.The first 's Luang Prabang.Vat Phou located on a mountain called "Phou Kwai" means Buffalo mountain.

In this area found the evidences of 3 periods.1) Jenla period in 6-8 centuries-the archaeologists found the inscription telling about worshiping the deity by sacrifice.2)Ancient Khmer period in 9 centuries-shows by the Khmer Architecture " Vat Phou" and 3)Lanxang period-they changed the Khmer sanctuary to be Theravada Buddhist temple.

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