HORTAY PIDOK (ANCIENT BUDDHIST SCRIPTS LIBRARY) This is an impressive old structure originally built in the 17th century. It is the most important repository of palm leaf books written in Burmese Pali, Khmer and ancient Lao alphabets in Laos. There are currently 4,000 books containing 361 different stories. The books are maintained in good condition by monks and novices, as well as the local people.
Located in Ban Nonglam Chanh, from Savannakhet city you need to take Route 11 to the east for about 55 kilometers. Once you reach the town of Ban Kengkok, continue east for another 7 kilometers to Ban Taleo before turning left and heading north for another 16 kilometers.
The library is open daily from 8:00am - 5:00pm.
Located in Champhone District