ADD TO LISTThe town of Champasak itself is not much more than one main road, the one round about being the centre of town. The main reason for visiting would be to see Wat Phu Champasak. From town it's about 9km to the ruins and the journey is best taken on a hired bike, where you can really see the beautiful countryside and friendly people. The Wat is set in a grassy hillside that is very scenic. Definitely worth at least a one day stay.
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The Champasak province is a wonderful place of southern Laos, with a number of attractions ranging from the Khmer sites of Wat Phu and Um Muang, the Bolaven plateau, a highland area with plantations, waterfalls and lots of scenery and the 4000 islands(Si Phan Don) to the south. Champasak is one of the three principalities that succeeded the Lao kingdom of Lan Xang. The main entry point is its capital Pakse, from which you can easily reach all places of interest. I would suggest Champasak itself with its great rice fields and its temple you can reach by bike. The 4000 islands (Don Det eg.) are much more touristic and the favourite place of the Lonely Planet travellers. In Champasak, you escape the mass tourists and it's just amazing. Advice: rent a bike!!!
Retirez des Kips a Pakse avant de passer la nuit a champassak. La banque n a pas de guichet et western union est vraiment cher. Si en plus vous pensez allez dans les 4000 iles par la suite, retirez-en plus encore. La nuit coute 2,5 $, mais la biere, les restos et les treks coutent chers !!!
Champasak festival is one of the best things you can experience in laos
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