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Champasak Province

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Waterfalls · Ruins · Landmarks
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. As of the 2015 census, it had a population of 694,023. The capital is Pakse, but it takes its name from Champasak, the former capital of the Kingdom of Champasak.Champasak Province covers an area of. It is bordered by Salavan Province to the north, Sekong Province to the northeast, Attapeu Province to the east, Cambodia to the south, and Thailand to the west. The Mekong River forms part of the border with neighboring Thailand and contains Si Phan Don (Four Thousand Islands) in the south of the province, on the border with Cambodia.Champasak has played a central role in the history of Siam and Laos, with frequent battles taking place in and around Champasak. Its rich cultural heritage includes ancient temple ruins and French colonial architecture. Champasak has some 20 wats (temples), such as Wat Phou, Wat Luang, and Wat Tham Fai. Freshwater dolphins and the province's many waterfalls are tourist attractions.
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Nature in Champasak Province

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Bolaven Plateau ©
Geologic Formation
Bolaven Plateau
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Tad Yuang Waterfalls
Waterfall
Tad Yuang Waterfalls Pakse
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Tad Pha Suam Waterfall ©
Waterfall
Tad Pha Suam Waterfall Ba Chiang
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
Don Daeng Island ©
Island
Don Daeng Island Champasak Town
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Champasak Province

Phou Asa Mountain ©
Mountain
Phou Asa Mountain Pakse
2.8
Duration: 2 hours
Wat Muang Kang Temple ©
Architectural Building
Wat Muang Kang Temple Champasak Town
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Tad Champee
Waterfall
Tad Champee Paksong
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Champasak Province

Don Khone Island ©
Historic Walking Area
Don Khone Island Don Khone
4.1
Duration: 4 hours
Wat Pha Bat
Religious Site
Wat Pha Bat Pakse
2.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Champasak Province

Chez Maman ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Chez Maman Champasak Town
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Dream Weavers ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Dream Weavers Pakse
2.7
Duration: 2 hours

Spas in Champasak Province

Dok Champa Massage ©
Spa
Dok Champa Massage Pakse
4.1
Duration: 2 hours