Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Wat Phou is a ruined Khmer temple complex in southern Laos. It is located at the base of Mount Phu Kao near the Mekong river in Champasak province. There was a temple on the site as early as the sixth century. The summit of Phu Kao is a Linga, a symbol of Shiva, thus giving it the more popular name, Lingaparvat.
“It is an ongoing restoration project which started in 2009. The work restarts again after the end of rainy season in Lao. It will take seven years for completion of the project. It will also help us to understand common cultural heritage of Lao,” said Secretary (East) in the Ministry of External Affairs, Vijaya Latha Reddy.