Theme Week Laos – Champasak Town

Wednesday, 23 September 2020 - 12:00 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: General, UNESCO World Heritage

River bank of Don Khon with stilt wooden houses at golden hour from Don Det © Basile Morin/cc-by-sa-4.0

River bank of Don Khon with stilt wooden houses at golden hour from Don Det © Basile Morin/cc-by-sa-4.0

Champasak is a small town in southern Laos, on the west bank of the Mekong River about 40 km south of Pakse, the capital of Champasak Province. The town was once the seat of the Kingdom of Champasak, an independent Lao state which was abolished by the French in 1945 when they created the Kingdom of Laos, but the last King of Champasak had his palace in Pakse.

Today the town is very small, consisting mostly of guesthouses along the riverbank, catering to tourists visiting the Wat Phu temple ruins, since 2001 a UNESCO World Heritage Site, some 10 km away.

Main street © Christophe95/cc-by-sa-4.0 Main street © Tango7174/cc-by-sa-4.0 Vat Thong © Tango7174/cc-by-sa-4.0 Opaque and mirroring green paddy fields with palm tree © Basile Morin/cc-by-sa-4.0 River bank of Don Khon with stilt wooden houses at golden hour from Don Det © Basile Morin/cc-by-sa-4.0 Vat Phou sanctuary in Champasak © Mattun0211
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River bank of Don Khon with stilt wooden houses at golden hour from Don Det © Basile Morin/cc-by-sa-4.0
The small town of Champasak is connected by ferries across the Mekong to national route 13 on the left side of the Mekong and thus to Pakse. The city is also connected to the Lao Nippon Friendship Bridge in Pakse via an asphalt road, which opened in 2013, without using the ferry. Wat Phu can be reached from Champasak via an asphalt road.

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