Pakse is a town in Champasack province located at the confluence of the two rivers Xedone and Mekong. Paske is bordered by many provinces of Laos such as Xekong, Salavan, and Attopu, Stung Treng of Cambodia in the south and Udon Ratchathani in the west. Along with the favorable geographic location, this city is also a beautiful tourist attraction of Laos. Previously, the district center was the capital of the Kingdom of Champasak, which was abolished in 1946 when the Kingdom of Laos was established. Although more than half of century passed, the anecdotes about the dictatorial reign of this king are still handed down among the people.
Since the Japan-Laos Friendship Bridge over the Mekong River (Japanese Aid) connected two parts of Champasack with Thailand's Ubon Ratchathani province, Pakse has become a commercial center of Laos. The abode of King Bonum falls shape into the dreamy Mekong which the Pakse people commonly referred to as the house with 1000 windows. Today, this villa is almost intact and is being exploited as a hotel and tourist destination. Other attractions in Pakse are the Laos -Japan Friendship Bridge, Dao Vieng Business Park, the World Heritage of Wat Phou.
Pakse is also home to a lot of unique festivals such as Wat Phou, Pha Vet, and Khao Phansa.