The city and province of Pakse in southern Laos. Overview of Pakse, sights of the city of Pakse, Pakse to do, what to do in Pakse, transportation, dining and lodging in Pakse

Pakse

The city of Pakse is the capital of the province of the Champasak and the 4th largest city in Laos. Founded in 1905 by the French and bathed by the river Mekong and Sedone (Xe Don) is the starting point for exploring the South of Laos.



Information about Pakse


The city of Pakse, even being the 4th largest city in Laos, is barely 90,000. Travellers to Laos Pakse chosen as a base to visit the southern part of Laos, as the city of Pakse International Airport features (see Pakse Airport).

Capital of the province Pakse Champasak - Laos
Capital of the province Pakse Champasak - Laos

Pakse is a quiet town, where life runs on the banks of the Mekong River. The whole area of Indo-China has great French influence, as well as the nearby city of Savannakhet. Undoubtedly the best example is the old French bridge over the River Don Xe (also called Sedone River).

The French bridge Pakse - Laos
The French bridge Pakse - Laos

What to see and do in Pakse


In the city of Pakse there isn't much to see touristically speaking, the attractions of the city are reduced to a couple of temples (Wat Phabad and Wat Luang), the Provincial Museum of the Champasak, Pakse market, the French about the Xe Don River Bridge and Stadium of Pakse.
The main attraction of sightseeing is located in the surroundings of Pakse, for example:
  • The beautiful temple Vat Phou very similar to the temples of Angkor in Cambodia.
  • Bolaven Plateau the place where there is one of the best Arabica coffee in the world.
  • Bolaven Plateau of cataracts can enjoy a stunning water falls within a radius of 40 km from Pakse.
  • A few hours south of Pakse we Si Phan Don, the area known as the Mekong 4000 islands.

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Lao Girls bike - Pakse - Laos
Lao Girls bike - Pakse - Laos

Restaurants Pakse: where to eat in Pakse


Pakse, there are a variety of restaurants, the vast majority of them price is very affordable. Pakse we have from fast-food pizza, pasta and burgers to Street restaurants with excellent food Laotian, chic restaurants are reserved to the most expensive hotels in the area.

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Accommodation in Pakse: Pakse where to sleep


Hotels for every taste and pocket, more than enough to enjoy without spending much money Pakse without renouncing foreign facilities.

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Transportation in Pakse


In Laos there is railway line but it is not very developed, best as road transport is the bus. Although in Pakse can rent bicycles, motorbikes and cars without a driver. Pakse has 2 bus stations with international routes (buses between Laos and Thailand, Laos and Cambodia) and also buses from domestic routes (night buses to Luang Prabang and Vientiane), in addition to International Airport.

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Money in Pakse


The currency of Laos is Lao Kip, whose value is 8,000 kip = 1$. There are ATMs that dispense Kip on the main street of the city of Pakse. This place is easy to find lots of travel agencies and guesthouses where you change currency. There are ATMs and a small Exchange House in Pakse international airport.

ATM in Pakse
ATM in Pakse - Laos

Map of Pakse


Pakse is a small town, being able to explore the city from one end to another in just a 15-minute walk. It boils down to a main avenue and parallel streets that cross the city of Pakse.

Map of Pakse
Map of Pakse - Laos

Travel agencies in Pakse


To book tours, bus tickets and visit the area of Pakse and surroundings (Bolaven Plateau and the Mekong Islands 4000), it is cheaper to hire a tour directly in Pakse. In the main street of Pakse are several local travel agencies.

Travel Agencies Travel Pakse - Laos
Travel Agencies Travel Pakse - Laos


Travel Agencies on the main street of Pakse
Travel Agencies on the main street of Pakse

Photos of Pakse


Here you have a graphical display of the small town of Pakse: its streets, buildings and the beautiful blue sky above southern Laos.

Pakse - Laos
Pakse - Laos
Pakse - Champasak - Laos
Pakse - Champasak - Laos
Buildings in Pakse - Laos
Buildings in Pakse - Laos
The city of Pakse - Laos
The city of Pakse - Laos
The streets of Pakse - Champasak - Laos
The streets of Pakse - Champasak - Laos
Chinese Association of Pakse - Laos
Chinese Association of Pakse - Laos
Hospital Pakse - Laos
Hospital Pakse - Laos
City streets of Pakse - Laos
City streets of Pakse - Laos
Pakse road 13
Pakse road 13
Buildings in Pakse, Champasak
Buildings in Pakse, Champasak
Highway 13 Main Street in Pakse
Highway 13 Main Street in Pakse
Thai Embassy in Pakse - Laos
Thai Embassy in Pakse - Laos



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