Pakse, the capital of Champasak province in southern Laos, is a charming and lively city located at the confluence of the Xe Don and Mekong rivers.

While Pakse may not have an abundance of tourist attractions, there are still notable sights to explore. The colonial-era architecture along the banks of the Xe Don River and the traditional Buddhist temples such as Wat Phabad, Wat Phousalao, and Wat Luang offer glimpses into the city’s history. The Champasak Provincial Museum, Pakse Market, and the Xe Don Bridge are also worth visiting.

In addition to its historical and natural attractions, Pakse has a captivating culture and cuisine. At Daoheuang Market, visitors have the opportunity to savor local dishes and discover the unique flavors of street food and traditional delights.