Champasak

Pakse

Interesting
Pakse
The Essential
Interesting
The capital of the province of Champasak, located at the confluence of the Mekong and Sedon rivers, Pakse is a modestly sized city founded by the French in the early 20C. Don't miss its beautiful market, Talat Dao Heuang, the largest market in Southern Laos, where visitors can buy coffee from the Bolaven plateau. Pakse is a good base from which to explore the fabulous Khmer ruins of the Vat Phu, the refreshing waterfalls of the Bolaven plateau, and the Four Thousand Islands archipelago (Si Phan Don).

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Pakse

Tad Gneuang (Tad Yuang)
Tad Gneuang (Tad Yuang)
Ban Gnik
1:00
Bolaven Plateau
Bolaven Plateau
Muang Pakxong
4:00
Tad Fane
Tad Fane
Muang Pakxong
0:30
Tad Champi
Tad Champi
Ban Gnik
0:30
Tad Pha Suam
Tad Pha Suam
Ban Nongphang
0:30
Tad Champee
Tad Champee
Ban Gnik
0:30

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