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As the gateway to southern Laos and a provincial capital, Pakse is typical of southern settlements with one or two wonderful if slightly tired old colonial buildings.

Pakse market, LaosMuch like southern Laos itself, Pakse is characterised by a feeling that time has taken a detour and passed it by.

The town is small and compact making it easy to explore by foot and with an afternoon in town you should head to the river for a sunset over the Mekong.

The market is also worth a visit if you have time.

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Start planning your tailor-made trip to Pakse by calling one of our Laos specialists on 01993 838 125

Suggested itineraries featuring Pakse

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Pakse, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Pakse, and which use the best local guides.

Map of Pakse

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