Giant Wall (Kampaeng Yark)

The Giant Wall is the site of a thousand – or million – year mystery. Is the wall a wonder of geology – or was it built by a past civilisation? The massive sandstone wall runs for 15km near the east bank of the Mekong. Visit one part of the wall, just west of Route 13, 6km north of Thakhek, and decide for yourself. Here you will see a complete 75 metre section of the 16 metre high wall. This is also a special place because many years ago French missionaries built a Christian shrine beside the wall. Local communities held Catholic services in this ‘open air cathedral’ that you can visit today.

LOCATION

17°27’24.0″N 104°46’33.0″E

Route 13, 6km north of Thakek