Phou Asa Mountain
Phou Asa mountain, with its towers and stunning views, is not only one of southern Laos’ most visited site; it’s a great place for those who love trekking, too.
One of the most stand out attractions in Phou Asa Mountain is the set of towers — 108 stone towers capped with a flat rock on top — which looks like a castle’s fortress. Near the towers is the Wat Phou Asa, a temple near the summit that offers a breathtaking view of southern Laos’ larger areas. This mystery-filled mountain — archaeologists can’t still figure out where the mountain and its towers came from — can be reached by foot and by an elephant ride.
Phou Asa Mountain is located at Pakse, Laos.
Opening Days and Hours
The mountain can be accessed anytime but it is strongly advised that you visit during daytime.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Going to Phou Asa Mountain is usually done during a group tour. Tours offered by Green Discovery and the local tourism office range from USD 25 to USD 50.
How to Get There
- Take Road 13 and turn left in 48 kilometres.
- Follow the dirt road. 8 kms long.
- Walk the rest of the way or take an elephant ride.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
Suggested time is one hour.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Best time to visit the mountain is during early morning and late afternoon.
Food is included in the tour package.
- Wat Luang
- Wat Phou Asa
- Golden Buddha
Accommodations are already included in the tour package.