Providing a riverside getaway or a base for exploration, Pakse is an ideal choice for travelers. The city is the capital of the Champasak province in Southern Laos. Only 8km north of the town, Pakse Airport
makes reaching this charming destination a breeze.
As a destination in itself, Pakse offers most of its tourist-friendly offerings near the city center. Within walking distance of this area are pool halls, spas offering a range of massages, and restaurants along the riverfront. Grabbing a tuk-tuk or hopping onto one of the songthaews is the way to go when looking to reach more distant destinations. Noteworthy sites in Pakse include a couple of temples. Wat Luang
is the biggest and most beautiful temple of the city and is home to the Buddhist Monk School. The oldest and largest temple is Wat Phabad, and there is believed to be a Buddha Footprint here. A former French army camp known as Ban Keosamphanh offers beautiful green rice fields and city’s oldest market. Using Pakse as a base for exploration is ideal for reaching the coffee fields and waterfalls of the Bolaven Plateau, the river islands of Si Phan Don, and the village stays in Sepian National Protected Area. The UNESCO site of Wat Phu
and the Champasak Provincial Museum are but a couple other top attractions to visit when in Pakse.
Find the most suitable accommodation for you by clicking on our interactive map and exploring Pakse for hotels and must-see destinations.