Khoueng Champasak Travel Guide

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    Wat Phou, Lao.
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  • Cheap but good Indian

    Pakse Restaurants

    Most people who read the Lonely Planet may opt to go to Jasmine's across the street, but Nazim's (chain restaurant) is a good choice. There is indoor and outdoor sidewalk seating. The portions are decent and the quality is good. Price is relatively cheap too.UPDATE: Nov 2012, if you read the comment to this tip, it has been noted that the...

  • Pakse Hotel

    Pakse Hotels

    The rooms are good and clean. The only issue is the water heaters don't work too good and you...

  • Stay at the hotel, but don't eat at the...

    Pakse Restaurants

    Whilst visiting Pakse we stayed at the Pakse Hotel and although we can recommend the hotel, we cannot recommend its roof-top restaurant. The view was quite lovely and as such the restaurant lives up to its name, but that's where the magic ended. The waiter forgot our drinks order and our entree. When we politely reminded him, he accused us of not...



See all 20 Champasak Tips
  • A comic book, mystery place.

    Champasak Things to Do

    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...

  • Yu will have to get a boat.

    Champasak Transportation

    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...

  • Not much choice of places.

    Champasak Restaurants

    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...


Vat Phou

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  • Arm elongation ceremony

    Vat Phou Things to Do

    If you are hard of reaching, maybe this guy can help you. Apparently he can make people's arms grow longer by pulling them. He even has a yardstick to prove it. I offer no guarantees though, since I did not try it myself - I felt right confident I already had the longest arms in the region.

  • Vat Phou

    Vat Phou Things to Do

    I presume this place is fairly deserted on an ordinary day, but I went there during the februrary festival when it was more crowded than the market place in Pakse. The temple itself is pleasantly situated, rising in tiers along the hillside in the jungle, and contains numerous excellent and well preserved rock carvings. A supposedly genuine...

  • The main procession way

    Vat Phou Things to Do

    The main procession way to the Vat Phou covered with sandstone and pararelled with 2 long row galleries and posts called "Sao Nang Jaran" or Sao Nang Rieng". On the time I visitted this procession way was on renovation.


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