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Wat Phu , Champasak Town
History, art, and scenic views await at Wat Phu, World Heritage-listed temple ruins with roots dating back to the 5th century. The hilltop Kh
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Perched high on Salao Hill, the impressive Phu Salao, Golden Buddha surveys the panoramic landscape of the region. Part of Phu Salao Buddhist
Si Phan Don , Don Loppadi
Explore Si Phan Don, a tranquil archipelago of little river islands, by kayaking, biking, or hiking. Although many visitors choose to spend t
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Duration: 8 hours
Explore Vat Phou, a UNESCO World Heritage SiteLearn about the ancient Khmer empire that ruled southern LaosSee fading colonial buildings dating back to the French era INTRODUCTIONThe intoxicating blend of heritage and history of Southern Laos is best discovered through its architecture. Step back in time to the period of Khmer rule with a visit to Vat Phou (Wat Phu), a stunning pre-Angkorian temple. See fading colonial buildings from the French Indochina era in downtown Pakse and Champasak.
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Landmarks · Outdoor Activities · Waterfalls
Resting at the meeting point of the Se Don and Mekong rivers, Pakse provides the ideal starting point from which to begin your discovery of southern Laos. Despite its prominent standing as capital of Champasak province and title of the second most-populated city in the country, Pakse maintains a relaxed atmosphere, with bars and restaurants spreading their way along the humid riverside. Dotted with temples and French colonial era buildings, explore the center of the city by foot--many visitors spend sunny afternoons admiring the view of the converging rivers' edge with a beer in hand. Tuk tuk rides and motorcycles will take you further out to the suburbs. However, most visitors tend to stay near the river and its nearby attractions during their Pakse vacation. Our Laos trip website allows you to plan your trip to Pakse and a wealth of other destinations big and small.

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Where to stay in Pakse

A popular stop before exploring southern Laos, Pakse provides a small but ample selection of accommodation options, ranging from affordable guesthouses to former palaces-turned-upscale hotels. Look between the French bridge and central roundabout for places to stay in Pakse, as the majority of hotels from mid-range to budget are concentrated around this central strip and are within walking distance. The city's premier accommodation lies on the banks of the Mekong River, boasting outdoor pools and glittering views across the water.
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