Champasak: An Introduction

This sleepy riverside town is located within easy walking distance of Wat Phou and several other archaeological sites that are slowly being unearthed. Whilst Champasak could not exactly be described as a ‘happening place’ there are several delightful riverside restaurants, a few shops and several buildings of interest. Our advice is to rent a bicycle and, having explored the town itself, head out into the surrounding countryside to explore the surrounding villages and hamlets.

Traders line the Mekong River at the Champasak crossing

An unmistakable charm

With its Colonial architecture; a Mekong River front setting; the towns laid-back vibe; and the small matter of the pre-Angkor era temple of Wat Phou just down the road, what's not to love about Champasak?!