Deep in the south of Laos where few tourists dare to wander is a wonderful historical temple complex called Wat Phou. It’s actually a World Heritage site closely connected to the temples at Angkor in Cambodia. We went there to check it out, climb up the steep stairs and take in the view. Most tourists skip it, but we think the temple complex and the nearby town of Champasak are well worth visiting in their own right. In fact, if you’re heading anywhere near the 4000 islands, you’d do well to stop in here for a night.