The Champasak province is one of the most visited areas in 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 region (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.

01 Causeway promenade 02 Baray pond 03 Worship pavilion 04 Worship pavilion 05 Window with stone bars
06 Worship pavilion 07 Gate to worship pavilion 08 Worship pavilion 09 Worship pavilion 10 Walkway and Plumeria
11 Walkway to next level 12 Galleries to next level 13 Nandi pavilion 14 Khmer statue and worshipper 15 Staircase
16 Staircase 17 Staircase and Plumeria trees 18 Terraces 19 Terraces 20 Staircase to upper level
21 Shiva Lingam sanctuary 22 Shiva Lingam sanctuary 23 Apsara bas-relief 24 Bas-relief 25 Bas-relief with Khmer warrior
26 Lateral view with windows 27 Gate 28 Buddha statue 29 Buddha statue 30 Khmer style Trimurti 31 Ruins
32 Columns 33 Cliff 34 Rear view of sanctuary 35 Shiva Lingam sanctuary 36 View of plains
37 Panorama view of the plains 38 Buddha statue 39 Bas-relief 40 Bas-relief 41 Apsara bas-relief
01 Airport 02 Downtown Pakse 03 Street in downtown Pakse 04 Auto rickshaw 05 Auto rickshaw
06 Street in downtown Pakse 07 Street in downtown Pakse 08 Street and Buddhist temple 09 Bridge over Mekong river 10 Mekong river
11 Mekong river 12 Mekong river and fish farm 13 Main market 14 Lao people carrying baskets 15 Street in front of main market
16 Motorcycles parking 17 Tomatoes and leeks vendor 18 Woman selling chillies and vegetables 19 Green banana stems for sale 20 Green banana stems for sale
21 Green banana stems for sale 22 Vegetables vendor 23 Vegetables vendor 24 Green aubergines (eggplants) 25 Salad and leek vendor 26 Woman selling chillies and tomatoes
27 Tamarinds and citrus limettas 28 Ladies with straw hats selling rice snacks 01 Dipterocarp forest 02 Naga heads 03 Laterite sanctuary
04 Gate 05 Ruins and dipterocarp trees 06 Carved lintel 07 Pillar 08 Ruins 09 Wall
10 Wall 11 Temple ruins 12 Ruins 13 Ruins 14 Pillars
15 Naga heads 01 Road to Mekong river 02 Waiting for the ferry 03 Riverbank and boats 04 Riverbank and boats
05 Opposite riverbank 06 Ferry 07 People and cars on the ferry 08 Motorbikes and people on the ferry 09 Young Lao girl
10 Opposite riverbank 11 Food sellers 12 Opposite riverbank 01 Road in Bolaven plateau 02 Road in Bolaven plateau
03 Road in Bolaven plateau 04 Bus 05 Roadside restaurant 06 Road in Bolaven plateau 07 Bridge
08 Bicycle rider 09 Shell petrol station 10 Lao woman refuelling 11 Small petrol station 12 Small petrol station 13 Lao Thai border in Vangtao
14 Lao Thai border in Vangtao 15 Lao Thai border in Vangtao
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