"The Plains along the Mighty Mekong" Top 5 Page for this destination Pakse by DSwede

Pakse Travel Guide: 63 reviews and 174 photos

Pakse is the closest large neighbor in the south to Don Khong (Si Phan Don).

Having been initiated in 1905 as a French outpost, Pakse has grown more in the recent years that it had in the entire past decade. This is mostly due to the 2002 opening of the bridge over the Mekong, which allows a trade conduit with Thailand (even through the Thai border is a few kilometers past the bridge).

It is also a major starting point for further explorations of the Bolaven Plateau!

Feel free to visit my Laos page for more details on my extended holiday here.

(for more pictures, feel free to visit my Laos Gallery. If you enjoy the pictures, please leave a comment.)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Its just far enough away that you won't have to compete with (foreign) tourists.
  • Cons:Particularly from the airport, foreigners may have to pay inflated prices.
  • In a nutshell:A normal working class town, growing quickly due to a new bridge to Thailand.
  • Intro Updated Mar 27, 2011
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