Pakse, an enticing and mysterious city on the river Mekong, is deceptively big — it has a small town feel yet is home to over 500,000 people.
Pakse is the country’s second biggest city after Vientiane. It combines beautiful colonial buildings, golden temples and a scenic riverside location.
Pakse is a very friendly place, with a laid-back atmosphere and a surprisingly vibrant nightlife on the riverfront, with great restaurants and beer gardens.
Once you get in Pakse, make sure you visit Le Panorama at the Pakse Hotel in Bane Watlouang on No. 4 Street to enjoy the rooftop restaurant located on the seventh floor, overlooking the Mekong River.
It serves a delicious combination of Asian, Western and Fusion cuisine. Although the prices are high, the food is definitely worth it.
For nightlife, the place to be is the riverside along Street 11. Many little restaurants, bars and food stalls there.
Lotty is a nightclub that is frequented by most of the young locals for some casual drinking and dancing late into the night. For its size, Pakse has fewer bars than one might expect. If you are looking for something less expensive, your best bet is one the many beer bars around town. There are some great bars in town, like:
King Junior Nightclub which is the largest and the most popular bar and club in Pakse.
Victory Hi-tech Nightclub which is another popular town in Pakse. The name of this place has often been changed. This last name is the fourth in line.
Barzaa Pub is the largest pub you can find in Pakse. It is pretty upscale and at a walking distance from a nightclub if you wish to continue partying.