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Chinese Vat Sopse

Chinese Vat Sopse Temple

If you want to know more about the different Chinese influences in the town of Pakse, visit the Chinese Vat Sopse Temple.

Small and secluded, yet beloved, the Chinese Vat Sopse Temple became famous both to locals and tourists thanks to the popular legend that follows it. Many believe that the spirit of Grandfather Sopse resides in the temple to grant the wishes of visitors. The temple is not as popular as the other attractions at Pakse, so those who want to visit and meditate will surely enjoy the serenity present in the area. The Chinese Vat Sopse temple also offers a remarkable view of the Mekong River — the temple itself is located on the spot where the Mekong and Xe Don rivers meet.



The Chinese Vat Sopse Temple is located at Thanon 11 Road, Pakse, Laos.


Opening Days and Hours

Opens daily, 24 hours.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Entrance to the temple is free.


How to Get There

  • If you are coming from Vientiane and Savannakhet, you can fly to Pakse via Lao Airlines.
  • You can also take the bus from Vientiane.
  • Hire a motorbike or a tuk-tuk to Vat Sopse Temple.


Suggested For

  • Backpackers/solo travelers
  • Couples
  • Group of friends
  • Families


Time to Spend

Suggested stay in this attraction is 1 hour and a half.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

Best time to visit the Vat Sopse Temple is during festival times — Chinese New Year (February), Tet (February), and Mid Autumn Festival (September).




Jasmine Restaurant, Xuan Mai, Daolin, Burger Kong, Champady, and Amin Restaurant are some of the dining options around town that serve both Lao and Western dishes.


Nearby Attractions

  • Si Phan Don
  • Wat Phou
  • Champasak Palace



Accommodations around town include Champasak Palace Hotel, Arawan Riverside Hotel, Athena Hotel, Phi Dao Hotel and Lakham Hotel. Rates range from USD 30 to USD 150.

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