Laos (I): Vat Phou, Champasak

The day after crossing the border into Laos, I headed South to the Campasak area. Hot and extremely humid, one might say we were having a permanent sauna, but the almost untouched ruins of the Vat Phou temple more than compensate for the occasional discomfort. It’s one of those places that seem to remain inhabited by shadows of the Khmer people who erected it. The dense rainforest surrounding the place, helps to emphasize that mood.

Laos, August, 2013

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Vat Phou, Champasak, Laos, 2013

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Vat Phou, Champasak, Laos, 2013

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Vat Phou, Champasak, Laos, 2013

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Three local young beauties – Vat Phou, Champasak, Laos, 2013

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Vat Phou, Champasak, Laos, 2013

All photographs by António Marques – © António Marques Photoblog, 2013
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4 responses

  1. This is one of those posts that just make me wanna get up and hit the road… Excellent.

    November 29, 2013 at 16:21

    • António Marques

      I like photography almost as much as I like traveling, specially to the East, but I can´t conceive one thing without the other…
      Thank you, Alessandro.

      December 3, 2013 at 19:07

  2. Great photos – thank you very much for the view!!!

    December 13, 2013 at 16:04

    • António Marques

      Thank you. Glad you like it, Marialla.

      December 14, 2013 at 21:05

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