Hong Nang Sida

Southern Laos

An easy 2km walk to the south of Wat Phu – follow the signs from near the main gate – stands Nang Sida temple, which probably dates from the middle of the 11th century and might have been the central shrine for a second ancient city. You can walk down the ceremonial causeway to the tower, which has collapsed into an impressively large pile of sandstone blocks. A brick 'library' is off to the side.

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