We were late to arrive, it was already 7pm. A normally quiet Paksong has taken a new avatar. And what a change it was !! Happy people everywhere, the ground was filled with food stalls and the aroma was very inviting. While on one side of the ground was a stage with sombre traditional Lao dance with soft music, pleasing colours and graceful performers on the other side was another stage exactly opposite, fast paced catchy music beer and cheering youngsters. I could see hopeful youngsters stealing glances, beautiful kids with eyes glued onto the shops and others around lucky dips tables. The energy was amazing and will sure take you to another world, a world of colours, music, food and happiness. Let me take you to some of those moments !!
The Vat Phou Temple ruins is located in Champasak about 1 hours’ drive from the city of Pakse in Laos PDR. This is a famous religious as well as tourist attraction dating back to almost 5th Century Khmer rulers. It is grand in its current form. One can only wonder how elegant it would have been in its full Glory. The main festival is in the month of February and is a huge event. Let me take you through the magnificent remains of this yester year wonder.