Being a large province in southwest Laos, Champasak has abundant resources of forest, delta and plateau. The soil is fertile, which is favorable for agricultural development. Therefore, this place is considered one of the biggest garners of Laos. Besides, this province also has the potential to develop tourism with many famous landscapes like Wat Phou, Khone Phapheng Waterfall…Follow me now to know what makes Champasak attractive in tourists’ eyes.
1. Wat Phou – the World Cultural HeritageWat Phou is the most ancient temple in Laos, recognized as the World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2011. It is estimated to be built in the 5th century, having served as a center of Hinduism and worshipping Shiva. This temple is also called “Mountain Temple” since it is located at the foot of Phou Kao Mountain, 670km south of Vientiane.
|Wat Phou – a famous World Cultural Heritage in Champasak|
Wat Pho is the top tourist attraction in the country of a million elephants. Many visitors come here to go sightseeing and pray. This old temple brings not only the magnificence of a unique architectural structure but also sacred spiritual values.
2. Khone Phapheng Waterfall – the most beautiful waterfall in LaosDubbed “Niagara Waterfall of Asia”, Khone Phapheng is really a destination that cannot be missed in your trip to Champasak. With the length of 12km, it is known as the largest waterfall of Southeast Asia, having an enormous amount of water full of alluvium.
|The magnificence of Khone Phapheng Waterfall - Niagara of Asia|
3. Paksong – The peaceful townLike Da Lat City of Vietnam, Paksong Town has cool climate all year round, being an ideal place for those are seeking the sense of tranquility. Paksong is well-known for many nice waterfalls of which Tad Yueng and Tad Fane are the most famous.
|Paksong with the tranquility and romantic beauty|
4. Bolaven PlateauCool climate, fertile soil, Bolaven Plateau in Paske Town is the land of tea, coffee, rubber farms in Laos. Traveling around villages of this plateau, tourists will be happy due to friendliness and hospitability of Lao people.
|Waterfalls on Bolaven Plateau are irresistible|