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About Champasak

Champasak  is a small town in southern Laos, on the west bank of the Mekong River about 40 km south of Pakxe, 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 Pakxe. Today the town is very small, consisting mostly of guesthouses along the riverbank, catering to tourists visiting the Wat Phu temple ruins some 10 km away.

Champasak Administrative divisions

Champasak province is made up of the following districts:

Champasak Province

Champasak is a province in southwestern Laos, near the borders with Thailand and Cambodia. It is one of the three principalities that succeeded the Lao kingdom of Lan Xang. Population: 500,994 (2001 estimate). ...

Food & Cuisine in Champasak

The cuisine of Laos closely resembles that of its Vietnamese and Thai neighbours. Some favourites are chicken or laab and sticky rice and spicy soup. In the major cities of Laos, there are restaurants serving ...

Champasak Local Events

Festivals and events in Champasak are numerous and if you plan your Champasak travel correctly, they can enhance your holiday. Please see below for some of the Champasak events which make a great time to visit ...

Champasak History

Champassak was once, 1400 years ago, the centre of power in the lower Mekong basin, later a strong outpost of the Khmer Angkor empire and later still one of the three kingdoms to rule over the remains of the ...

Weather in Champasak

Laos is a fairly wet country with its tropical monsoon climate. Rainfall is heavy from May to October; it's dry and cool from November to February; and hot and dry in March and April. Usually, the monsoon ...