Visit Pakse, Laos
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.
Much like southern Laos itself, Pakse is characterized 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.
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.
Map of Pakse
Places & hotels on the map
Photos of Pakse
Ideas for experiencing Pakse
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.
This sympathetically converted rice barge cruises between Pakse and the Four Thousand Islands area of southern Laos.