Located at the convergence of the Sedone and Mekong rivers, Pakse (also known as Pakxe) is the charming capital of the Champasak province in the south of Laos. This land is well known for its famous spots like the Bolaven Plateau and the Si Phan Don Islands. As a riverside town, you can spend time watching the river and strolling along the banks. You can also visit delightful colorful markets as well as the stunning temples and the delicious street food stands that serve fresh local Laotian fare.

It is well worth spending a few days here before you move on to other parts of the country.


Weather in Pakse:

Pakse has 2 distinguishing seasons in the year.

In the dry season from November to next year April, the average number is about 27 degrees. In particular, from November to March, the region catches tourists the most.

Rainy season from May to October and it rains the most from June to August. It can rain all day long during this season, but won’t cause any big storm or tropical storm.

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How to go to Pakse?

  • Being one of few international airports in Laos, you can connect Pakse with Bangkok (Thailand), Siem Reap (Cambodia), or Hochiminh city (Vietnam).
  • Domestic flight from/to Vientiane and Luang Prabang.
  • Land road connect with Ubon Ratchathani (Thailand) (~ 133km/ 2h10mn driving).

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