Comments on: CHAMPASAK IN LAO – BACKPACKING BUDDHIST PARADISE http://www.journeyidea.org/wat-phu-champasak Travel across the world with Journey Idea Wed, 15 Jun 2011 00:11:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 By: Jake http://www.journeyidea.org/wat-phu-champasak/comment-page-1#comment-16986 Jake Wed, 28 Jul 2010 06:54:59 +0000 http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=3211#comment-16986 Thanks for the information Starcy.. Wish you good luck in your journeys...! :-) Thanks for the information Starcy..

Wish you good luck in your journeys…! :-)

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By: Starcy http://www.journeyidea.org/wat-phu-champasak/comment-page-1#comment-16985 Starcy Wed, 28 Jul 2010 06:53:33 +0000 http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=3211#comment-16985 Thanks Jake. I had been here a few years back and though there aren't tour guides as such, I chatted up a bit with the local people and an educated and well informed man told me this story..The whole place seems to know it..! Thanks Jake.

I had been here a few years back and though there aren’t tour guides as such, I chatted up a bit with the local people and an educated and well informed man told me this story..The whole place seems to know it..!

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By: Jake http://www.journeyidea.org/wat-phu-champasak/comment-page-1#comment-16982 Jake Wed, 28 Jul 2010 06:50:09 +0000 http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=3211#comment-16982 Hey Starcy, That story was poignant indeed..Where did you hear it from..? I gather from the post that Champasak is indeed of extreme significance in Buddhist history.. That's something really intersting I've come across in a while! Thanks :-) Hey Starcy,

That story was poignant indeed..Where did you hear it from..?

I gather from the post that Champasak is indeed of extreme significance in Buddhist history..

That’s something really intersting I’ve come across in a while!

Thanks :-)

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By: Starcy http://www.journeyidea.org/wat-phu-champasak/comment-page-1#comment-16980 Starcy Wed, 28 Jul 2010 06:45:44 +0000 http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=3211#comment-16980 We had been to Champasak a few years ago, but I still remember the sad and touching story of the queen who once ruled a mighty kingdom.. The queen Nang Pao was lonely and fell inlove with a neighbouring prince and soon became pregnant..This kicked a huge controversy though the beautiful queen continued to rule..Her illegitimate daughter took over the crown after her ,after which the empire was slowly stripped of its royalties due to invasion by neighbouring rulers. Due to the unfortunate turn of events, Nang Pao declared that all such unfortunate mothers should give away a cow for their sins to be forgiven.. Thanks for the post :-) We had been to Champasak a few years ago, but I still remember the sad and touching story of the queen who once ruled a mighty kingdom..

The queen Nang Pao was lonely and fell inlove with a neighbouring prince and soon became pregnant..This kicked a huge controversy though the beautiful queen continued to rule..Her illegitimate daughter took over the crown after her ,after which the empire was slowly stripped of its royalties due to invasion by neighbouring rulers.

Due to the unfortunate turn of events, Nang Pao declared that all such unfortunate mothers should give away a cow for their sins to be forgiven..

Thanks for the post :-)

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By: Josh http://www.journeyidea.org/wat-phu-champasak/comment-page-1#comment-16844 Josh Tue, 27 Jul 2010 09:24:37 +0000 http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=3211#comment-16844 Hi, thanks for the post! We were at the border of Thailand when we decided to head towards the Champasak through the Chong Mek border crossing, at Vang Tao, from where the highway leads east towards the city of Pakxe. We crossed the border at Chong Mek which was relatively straightforward, as there were large border posts on both sides of the border, as well as large outdoor markets. It is possible to obtain a Lao visa from this border post, and Thai baht and American dollars are widely accepted for purchases on the Lao side of the border. Hi, thanks for the post!
We were at the border of Thailand when we decided to head towards the Champasak through the Chong Mek border crossing, at Vang Tao, from where the highway leads east towards the city of Pakxe.

We crossed the border at Chong Mek which was relatively straightforward, as there were large border posts on both sides of the border, as well as large outdoor markets.

It is possible to obtain a Lao visa from this border post, and Thai baht and American dollars are widely accepted for purchases on the Lao side of the border.

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By: kevin http://www.journeyidea.org/wat-phu-champasak/comment-page-1#comment-16651 kevin Mon, 26 Jul 2010 05:33:32 +0000 http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=3211#comment-16651 oh wow... this would be a small part of india, i suppose, this really shows the ancient culture, the way its built, the architecture and the construction ofcourse is marvellous.. You’ll pass statues that have been adorned in saffron robes and flowers that scream ‘fresh’.isnt that wonderfull..!! as the festival comes close in february, even though its a bit diifficult to get in there, its almost a worth site seeing.. oh wow… this would be a small part of india, i suppose, this really shows the ancient culture, the way its built, the architecture and the construction ofcourse is marvellous..

You’ll pass statues that have been adorned in saffron robes and flowers that scream ‘fresh’.isnt that wonderfull..!!

as the festival comes close in february, even though its a bit diifficult to get in there, its almost a worth site seeing..

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