Home Sightseeing Pakse


Population: 88,463 (2005)
Province: Champasak


How to get there: by bus and airplane (domestic and international flights)

Most tourists visit in order to see the city’s beauty.
There are many French style constructions remaining from when the French government colonized the city.
The Sedon Bridge often called "old bridge" by the people of Champask is not far from the Sedon River.
The current flows to the Mekong River and result Pakse called "Pakse district". From the bridge, you can walk around to see the old French style quarter.
Now home to Lao people which were established when Frenchgoverned LaosThe Lao – Japan Mekong River Bridge is the new style of construction that is symbol of Champasak province and Pakse district.

Wat Poratana Sadsadaram (Wat Luang Temple) is located in the center of Pakse.
It is a temple that consists of traditional old style and new style construction with traditional including Loa style.
The library, which was built in the last decades and the shrine with amazing wall painting .Excellent sculptors .
There are interesting temple located close to the city including Wat phabat temple one called " Wat tamfai  temple "   and Wat chomphet temple.
There are big festivals in Pakse district every year you should not miss.First there is the Miss New year Competition in May or Lao new year and a boat racing festival at the Sedon River, this is the biggest festival in the province.
This festival consists of Miss Nava Competition and many boats from all over the province that take place in the festival. There is a parade of big Mark Beng (folded banana leaves) which is held during Ork Pan Sa day(Buddhist day) in mid-October.
You may also want to see the Stone Buddha sculpture work of the people in Chomphet village. It is a job that brings good income to the villagers and stone Buddha here is well know by Lao Buddhists.