Champasack lies to the southwest of Laos. Pakse is the capital located at the confluence of Mekong and Sedon River. In this province find an ancient stone temple, the biggest waterfalls in Southeast Asia, Mekong dolphins, tribes, coffee and tea Plantations etc.
Watphou (Stone castle):
The most miracle stone temple built by Khmer architect dating from 7th to 12th centuries AD, located in the right side of Mekong River. Its influence comes from Khmer, Hindu and Buddhist traditions that blend elegantly in its architectural, ritualistic, and artistic designs; UNESCO selected as the world heritage by. Watphou festival is held in the middle of January each year.
It is considered the largest waterfall by volume in Southeast Asia. It is possible to climb down for a close up look among its many nice channels and rocky outcrops. Hardly believe your eyes seeing local people traditional fishing in a dangerous waterfall.
Another inspiring waterfall in Moungkhong district ( Khong Island ) is Liphi waterfall, which can be accessed from Nagasang village taking a pirogue to the Island on which the waterfall locating. On the way to the impressive waterfall, you will see an old locomotive train dating back to the French occupation.
It is located in the southeast of Paksong town and the fall is clear pools ideal for swimming and relaxing below the abundance of water. Beside this fall, there are other impressive Tardfarn waterfall, just looking over the top to see its beauty and charm for breathtaking views, and Fasuam waterfall surrounding with nice natures
Bolaven Plateau (Cool climate plantations):
Rising over 1.500 meters above sea level to Pakxong district, the rich volcanic soil and cool climate of Bolaven plateau produce some of the finest Arabica coffees in the world. In this region is good for cool plantations such as Coffee, Tea and spice plantations as well as fruits orchards. It is far away from Pakse approximately 38 km southeast. More than 13 ethnic groups living in this remote area with their maintaining centuries-old lifestyles in huge longhouses.