Pakse Things to Do

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    Riverfront Walk

    by DSwede Updated Nov 29, 2009

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    Walking along the riverfront is a nice leisurely way to spend up to a couple hours.

    There are lots of open-air restaurants on the sidewalk that offer anything from cold drinks and Beer Lao to local dishes for dinner. It is a perfect place to sit and view the sunset and people watch.

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    Pakse Shopping Plaza and Market

    by DSwede Written Oct 26, 2009

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    Pakse has its version of a general store and department store in the Shopping Plaza. But immediately behind this is the city market. There are countless vendors selling foods and local farm produce. Along the street parallel, there are miscellaneous goods for sale. Regardless of the fact if you will buy or not, its worth a walk through the city market.

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    Visit the Tadfane Waterfalls

    by Lunaina Written Apr 23, 2008

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    A 45 minute drive from Pakse brings you on top of one of the mountains surrounding the second largest town of Laos. You can take a car to the Tadfane Waterfalls. They can be found in a beautiful area... For sure a nice place to visit!

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    Pakse

    by sayakoummane Written Mar 6, 2008

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    Pakse, used to be a french colonial city
    heading to Wutphu for visiting wut phu, world heritage and world cutural protection area

    --head to the southest part is cambodia. Si pan don is great spot where you can relax on the four thousand islands

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    Old shophouse in Pakse 1

    by pattayaraj Updated Jun 1, 2006

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    As the main commercial city from past to present, Pakse 've both shophouses and new commercial buildings. It tells the history of this city and how important of this city. I walked around the town and found that almost old buildings located near the river and North Part of town. I was a good time to discover an old things there.

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    Champasak Historic museum

    by pattayaraj Updated Jun 1, 2006

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    The Champasak Historic Museum 's one must see place for art lovers. This museum exhibited the history of Laos,especially Southern Laos area,some artifacts which found in this area, local crafts,local tribes and present of Laos. The interesting stuffs for me 're artifacts from Khmer influence period. The museum services 're museum guide,souvenirs and bookshops. I bought a VCD of Wat Phou and some Laos book here .
    Opening hours:
    Morning 8.30 - 11.30
    Afternoon 13.30 - 16.00
    Open : Mon - Sun
    Admission fee : 5000 kip

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    Chinese Society building

    by pattayaraj Updated Jun 1, 2006

    I found this building on the way finding a hotel, this old building 's an interesting one and supposed to be an important in Pakse. I used to see this building through some books and it was run down. When I saw this by myself,it was just renovated,as you can see in my picture. It 's brighten.

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    Luang temple

    by pattayaraj Updated Jun 1, 2006

    This temple was built in 2478 B.E. It's the important and old one in Pakse. This temple 's also a place to housed the relics of some important persons in Laos,such as the relic of Mr.Kratai Donesalid,the former Prime Minister of Laos. All relics housed in big chedis in many styles. Other interesting things here 're Ubosot with finest wood carving on doors and windows. The old building where use as library and office,this building decorated with elegant stuccos on the roof and struts. Behide,there 's a wooden building where use as a monk school. And also, from this area you can see a great view of Sedone River and bridge.

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    Yuang Waterfall

    by Yaletown Written May 28, 2006

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    It is a ways from Pakse but if you drive to the Plateau where the coffee plantations are stop at the waterfalls.

    Once you view the waterfalls there are hut buildings near the parking lot. Be sure to try some tea it is really, really good. Then also have some sticky rice and beef steak (man I love this stuff), just ask for "kow neow gup jin seen" this is a very important phrase to learn. Almost as important as "muk galem can can", this is for when you are getting a milkshake and if you like it really thick, point to the milkshake on the menu and say this, if they don't look at you weird due to your accent you are golden. I should be clear there is no ice cream here, but it is important to learn none the less.

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    Wat Phu

    by Yaletown Updated Aug 27, 2005

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    This is cool. You get to climb up the hill that the monks used to climb back in the 9th-13th century. I heard this is actually older than Ankor Wat but much smaller. It is a climb so buy water before you start especially if it is as hot as it was when we were there. As a bonus there is a little girl selling drinks near the top (almost like a 7-11 back home), you can see this in the picture if you look closely. This is worth it to see, take your time and soak in the view from above attached is a sample.

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    Khon Phapheng Waterfall

    by Yaletown Written Aug 27, 2005

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    We drove a while to get here as it is towards the Cambodia border. To be honest is was ok and neat but not fantastic or anything. Overall it is something to see if you are looking for somewhere to go.

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    Wat Phu Champasak

    by AshleeS Written Aug 9, 2005

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    Hike up a hill and look at the ancient Khmer ruin temple dated back to the 9th-13th century. It is hot but they sell drinks at the bottom and top. Excellent view form the top but some big stairs to climb on the way up.

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    Temple Wat Pha Bat

    by Lunaina Written May 3, 2008

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    Next to the Champasak Palace Hotel you will find the temple complex of Wat Pha Bat. As Pakse has not lots to offer it is nice to visit this temple and just walk around on the complex.

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    Temple Wat Luang

    by Lunaina Written May 3, 2008

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    In the centre of Pakse you will find two temples, the Wat Luang is one of them, you can just go in and check out the nice area.

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    Shopping

    by AshleeS Written Jan 19, 2006

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    It is a market and it is huge. This is one of the biggest markets that has everything from food stands, to clothes.

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