Things to see and do around Pakse
The surroundings of the town of Pakse, located south of Laos, represent the highlights of this point speaking for tourism. Undoubtedly the Reference Desk is Si Phan Don or as popularly known, the 4000 Islands of the Mekong. It is an archipelago formed in the Mekong River, between the South of Laos and Cambodia, approximately 4 hours by road from Pakse.
The second most important tourist spot around Pakse is Bolaven Plateau, area where grown one of the best Arabica coffees in the world.
Besides coffee, Bolaven Plateau known for its incredible Bolaven Plateau falls the, the most famous of all, the Tad Fane cataract, where 2 streams of water fall in the middle of the jungle to a height of 100 meters.
For lovers of history and architecture, the reference location on the outskirts of Pakse is Vat Phou, the ruins of the Khmer civilization of style to the temples of Angkor in Cambodia.
Things to see and do in downtown Pakse
The small city of Pakse is easily visited on 1 day, since all the points of tourist interest are located in the Centre of Pakse. Spotlight is the French about the Xe Don River Bridge, the temples Wat Luang and Wat Phabad, market day, the Champasak provincial Museum and the Stadium of Pakse.
French bridge Pakse
Located to the West of the city of Pakse, over the Sedone (Xe Don River) River we have the French from Pakse bridge, traversed by the main road from Pakse, Highway 13.
At the foot of the French from Pakse bridge and Riverside Sedone is the largest and most beautiful of Pakse, the temple Wat Luang Temple. This temple is now the School of monks, it is very common to see Lao monks with its distinctive Orange tunic in the surrounding area.
The best views of Old french punte Pakse and Xe Don river or river Sedone, find them in the back of the temple Wat Luang, which in turn live the monks and the local population tends to go fishing Pakse.
Champasak Provincial Museum
Located on the main road from Pakse, Highway 13, the Champasak provincial Museum is a small museum where artifacts Champa of bronze, jewelry, and textiles are exhibited. The most interesting Museum is a model of Wat Phu.
The Champasak provincial Museum is open every day from the 8: 30 to 11:30 and from 13:30 until 16:00. The entrance fee is 10,000 kip (about 1€).
On the outskirts of Pakse, on the way to the North bus station in the city is Pakse Stadium, stadium with capacity of 5000 spectators where soccer is played regularly.
Apart from playing football, there is a gym in the stadium of Pakse.
Another great Temple of Pakse is Wat Phabad, it is the oldest Buddhist temple in Pakse, the roadside 13 on the way to the Champasak Museum.
The temple Wat Phabad is visible and recognizable from the road by their colorful structures by way of small stupas. These structures are funerary monuments.
In the city of Pakse, there are 4 markets: the market day, the new Tang Frères, Talat Dao Heung market market and market of the kilometer 2.
Tang Freres the market
Tang Frères market, also known as new market, is a new modern building located in Ban Keosamphanh neighborhood, in the heart of Pakse, a few meters from the tourist office, Pakse Hotel and the temple Wat Luang.
Talat Dao Heung market
It is a semi open-air market is open from 5:00 to 18:00 daily. It is covered by a corrugated structure, mainly vegetables and groceries are sold, but you can find kitchen utensils and some other souvenirs. It is a market bazaar style somewhat removed from the center of Pakse, on the way to Japanese bridge over the Mekong river.
The daytime market Pakse
In the new market square Tang Frères mornings settled the market day of Pakse, it's the typical street market of Southeast Asia, very colourful and scented fruit and fresh vegetables.
Video of the day Pakse market
This is a video of the day Pakse market and nearby market Tang Freres.
Video Pakse market
The market km 2 of Pakse
On the outskirts of the city, stuck to the North bus station from Pakse is a large market known as the km 2 market.
Related to see and do in Pakse
- Pakse information and city map of Pakse, the capital of Champasak
- Where to eat in Pakse recommendations for restaurants in the city of Pakse (Champasak, Laos)
- Where to stay in Pakse recommendations of hotels and hostels in the city of Pakse (Champasak, Laos)
- Transportation in Pakse bus stations, bicycle hire and motorbike in Pakse
- Vat Phou the temple and sanctuary of Vat Phou (Wat Phu) south of Pakse
- Bolaven Plateau Waterfalls Tad Fane waterfalls, Tad Lo, Tad Suong, Tad Yuang and Phaxuam cliff
- Si Phan Don 4000 Islands of the Mekong River, south of Pakse route to Cambodia
- Savannakhet General tourist information and the colonial city of Savannakhet