Champasak Travel Guide

  • Wat Phou, Lao.
    Wat Phou, Lao.
    by planxty
  • Wat Phou, Lao.
    Wat Phou, Lao.
    by planxty
  • Ferry, Champasak, Lao.
    Ferry, Champasak, Lao.
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Champasak Things to Do

  • A comic book, mystery place.

    This tip concerns the amazing Wat Phou (also rendered Wat Phu / Pou) and it would be easy to run out of superlatives very quickly when trying to describe it. In my life I have been priveleged enough to have visited both Angkor in Cambodia and Bagan in Burma and, whilst not on the same scale, this place certainnly merits comparison with both. For...

  • A comic book, mystery place (2).

    Well, this is a VT first for me. I have written so much in the main text box, I have exceeded the 10,000 character limit, so I will need to spread this over two tips. I make no apologies, the place really merits the coverage.If this tip is becoming boring and somewhat akin to an ancient history lesson, please feel free to leave now, but I would...

  • Wat Phu

    The Angkor-period ruins. One of world heritage site by UNESCO.I went to the historical site "Wat Phu" by mortorbike and take a boat cross the river, starting from Pakse to KM 30 and then follow the sign to right hand site around 7 kms to the pier , take boat around 10 minutes and then riding about 10 kms to the place.The entrance fee is 30,000 kip...

  • Old temple

    On the way to Vat Phou, I found one old temple where the main building 's running down. I 'm interested in the style of building and hopefully,it'll alive till next time I visit.

  • Mountain behide Champasak city

    Actually,I don't know the name of that mountain ranges.It 's behide the Champasak city. But it was a good scenery which I shouldn't missed to take the shots of its.

  • Laos Traditional house in Champasak

    On the way to Vat Phou, I found some Laos Traditional houses which built from wood. All attracted me to take so many shots on them.

  • Old shophouse in Champasak

    Champasak used to be an important commercial city in the past. So you can see some shophouses along the main street pararelled with river. Nowaday, the main city have moved to Pakse,so almost shophouses run down. Some changed to be a house and some ruins. When I was there I enjoyed to see all old buildings but felt sad if some 'll destroy.

  • Former palace of Champasak kingdom 2

    Another palace in Champasak,it used to be a palace of Chao Boon Oom (younger brother of King Boon Oum of Champasak). The building 's the white building located not so far from the first one.

  • Former palace of Champasak kingdom 1

    This palace used to be the palace of Chao Raja danai (Father of Chao Boon Oum) ,King of Champasak. For now, the King's relative 's still live here. The building was built in Colonial style with big terrace at the front.


Champasak Restaurants

  • Not much choice of places.

    As I mentioned in the introduction, Champasak is a fairly sleepy little town and eating options are somewhat limited. I noticed that a lot of the local "noodle soup" type places were shutting up shop by about 1900 and there seemed to be few other options except the guesthouses. On the principle that it would be less far to travel home, I decided to...

  • Suchittra restaurant

    A restaurant in Guesthouse where give you a wonderful scenery of Mae Khong River. It opens all the day and offers Breakfast to Dinner dishes in Laos style, Thai style and western style. The price is ok.

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Champasak Transportation

  • Yu will have to get a boat.

    Unless you come by a very circuitous route, getting to and from Champasak will involve a crossing of the Mekong as the town sits on the West bank and the transport options are all centred on the East. I arrived in Champasak on a public jeep bus affair, where I counted 31 other souls, assorted poultry, a boxed TV set and apparently half of the...

  • Pakse to Champasak City by Songtaew

    At Downhung Market there are mini truck or Songtaew to Champasak city, start 2 times a day, 7.00 am and 12.00 am.If you get Champasak and wanna return to Pakse in the same day, there are no bus or Songtaew back to Pakse, you should stay there.

  • Discover by bicycle

    One vehicle which I always choose to travel. I hired the bicycle from one guesthouse in Champasak. It costs 50 THB per day. Then, I rode it to Vat Phou and surrounded area. It was a good trip with bicycle.


Champasak Shopping

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    by pattayaraj Updated Jun 1, 2006

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    I love to see local crafts but don't enjoy to buy it,cuase I always found them on the way of backpacking. It 's hard to bring them a long my way. The handicrafts of Laos 's one interesting stuffs, you can buy them in old market. In Champasak, I found the small handicarfts shop at the roundabout of town. The stuffs 're ok, delicated and low price,all made by local.

    What to buy: Tray,basket,...

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