package It is a small city that even being the capital of the province of Champasakin Laos remained torpid until the opening of the bridge Lao-Japanesewhich united Laos with Thailand going through the mighty mekong.
Like all the cities near the borders, the comings and goings of merchants goes to more year after year, which has allowed the prosperous growth of the town.
Should fit into any free route through laos or a combination of travel Thailand and Laos.
This city with still today great French influence especially in its buildings, is located in a very busy point of Laos, located on the pass to the 4000 islands from the North or towards Vientiane from the south.
In addition it is the “base camp” to explore the Champasak Province and the beautiful and wild to see in the Bolaven Plateau.
Many travelers flock to Pakse looking for good deals and trekking through the Bolaven Plateau in search of adventure and naturewhich they will certainly find.
The Wat Phu Champasak, one of the greatest treasures of Laos, is just an hour from Pakse, which reactivates tourism even more. This temple of Angkorian periodis one of the jewels of the country and a clear example of Khmer power in another era.
But No for all these attractions around Pakse, we must neglect the city itself, since in it we can enjoy a french touchgood restaurants, beautiful wats and a very lively and active city.
There are no excessive points of interest so the city itself is the main attraction and an ideal enclave for exchange impressions with other travellers.
If we can highlight a place, we would certainly do it market.This market, unlike those in other cities, is rather a small Mall. Shops, restaurants, supermarkets and many leisure activities, They make it always packed.
Right in front we find the food market where for color and quality the fruit It is the most demanded product.
How to move
rent a motorcycle so much scooter like country in Pakse it is an easy task.
Given the great reputation enjoyed by the famous Bolaven Plateaumany travelers choose to rent a vehicle and enjoy this zone at your leisure.
To move around the city we do not need to take any vehicle, although bike rental is growing daily. How could it be otherwise? Tuk tuks abound.
Located in the south of the country, Pakse, is a prosperous and active cityn part thanks to the injection he receives being just over an hour from Chong Mek, Thailand.
Its proximity to the 4000 islands makes it a very crowded spot.
Pakse has the confluence of the Mekong and Se Don rivers in its area. which also gives it a very attractive plus. In another time when trade was carried out through the river, it enjoyed great splendor.
How to get
Pakse can boast of having an airport and thanks to this he has considerably increased tourist visits and can communicate fluently with Luang Prabang or Vientiane.
Thanks to its location, the continuous passage of buses makes almost everyone make a technical stop in this town, which makes gain in importance and guarantee its locals economic prosperity.
Dangers in Pakse
Nothing remarkable in terms of security Since, following the trend of the rest of the country, it is a very safe city, although you have to take into account:
- It is one of the areas of the country where there are still cases of Malaria
- The accidents are on the agenda, well, everything and that the traffic is not very dense, because of the large number of tourists who rent vehicles and that the road conditions is not the best, there are usually accidents, so take extreme precautions.
- the insolation in this area it is quite common among travelers so sun protection and try to use suitable clothing, hats etc...
The capital of the province of Champasak is a must stop for all those travelers who want to know the south of Laos.