Phou Asa (Asa Mountain) is one of the most curious sites of Laos along with the mysterious Plain of Jars.
Located close to the village of Ban Kiat Ngong, Phou Asa (Asa Mountain) is one of the most curious sites of Laos along with the mysterious Plain of Jars. Phou Asa is made up of a set of towers which remind one of a fortified castle. The ruins consist of a surrounding rectangle of 108 stone towers, each topped by a large flat rock, and a central main temple or shrine area which also called Wat Phou Asa (Asa Mountain Temple). According to many archaeologists, the origins of the site remain an unsolved mystery. It is possible to reach Phou Asa by foot (about 45 minutes walking) or to hire elephants from the villagers (two persons per elephant).
The summit of Phou Asa opens out to provide a stunning view over large areas of southern Laos. The forests of Xe Pian and Dong Hua Sao National Park areas appear to stretch out endlessly from the Kiet Ngong wetland.