Beyond Pakse’s French-colonial houses and overlooking the beautiful Mekong River is a hill where you can find one of the town’s towering attractions — the Golden Buddha.
With a height of, it seems as though the Buddha serves as the guardian of the place — his gaze seems to be reviewing every detail of Pakbe’s daily activities. The Golden Buddha is the highlight of an attraction park that is still under construction — this explains some of the materials scattered near the statue. The Golden Buddha’s location is a perfect place to unwind and relax — here you can have a perfect view of the sunset while you interact with curious locals over delicious Lao street food.
The Golden Buddha is located at Road 16W, Pakse, Laos.
Opening Days and Hours
Visitors can go and see the Golden Buddha from 8:00 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
There is no entrance fee required when visiting the Golden Buddha.
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 Golden Buddha’s location.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
Suggested time to spend is one hour. However, you can choose to stay longer if you want to watch the sunset from the Golden Buddha’s location.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
You can visit the Golden Buddha anytime.
Pakse’s town center is full of interesting restaurants that you should try. Indulge in delicious Lao seafood at Sabaidee Pakse Restaurant, a more French ambiance at Le Panorama, gobble up some tasty street food from Xuan Mai, and enjoy Western dishes from Burger Kong.
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- Wat Luang Temple
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Those who want to splurge, and who make sure they stay on budget can find great accommodations around Pakse. Choose from several hotels such as Pakse Hotel and Restaurant, Champasak Grand Hotel, Arawan Riverside Hotel, Malaythong Hotel, and Mekong Riverside Hotel. Rates range from USD 30 to USD 90.