Pakse, Laos

Pakse is the capital and most populous city in the southern province of Champasak. It is situated at the confluence of the Xe Don and Mekong Rivers. Pakse is one of the biggest towns in Laos and a major transport hub for southern Laos.

Pakse is a good base for travel to the Bolaven Plateau and Si Phan Don. It is also considered a staging point for archeological tourists who can use the Champasak Provincial Museum as an introductory to local archeology.

Things to See & Do

* Champasak Provincial Museum
* Wat phu
* Si Phan Don
* Wat Luang - biggest temple of Pakse
* Big Buddha - temple complex

General information

Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Kip (LAK)
Language - Lao
Population - 87,000 approx
Electricity - 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus seven hours
International Country Telephone Code - +856

Travel Links - Pakse is served by Pakse International Airport. The Pakse airport offers flights to Vientiane, Siem Reap, Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok.

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