Very appetizing

Very appetizing

Very appetizing

Talat Lak Song
Pakxe, Champasak Province, Laos

Taken on: 30th November, 2009. Copyright: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License - See Nataraj Metz's page of Flickr

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On the western bank of the slow-flowing Mekong, some 40 kilometres south of Pakse, sits the quaint riverside town of Champasak. A modest place, Champasak is deserted compared to places such as Pakse and Don Dhet, with travellers preferring to take daytrips to nearby Wat Phu. To our minds, this makes the town even more appealing than it has ever been.

The Khmer-period ruins of Wat Phu, some 10 kilometres to the southwest of town, were granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 2001, but aside from a large carpark, a semi-modern looking administrative centre and a museum, the fantastic ruins are largely as they've been for centuries.

Well worn and heavily weathered, this is the most important Khmer site in Laos. An attractive but rather small affair, what Wat Phu lacks in size and grandeur it more ... Read our complete Champasak travel guide

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A hotel boat on the Mekong River. Sunrise on the Mekong River. Renovating Wat Phu. Two-wheel tractors in Champasak. Lao children. IMG_1119.jpg Thai tourists visiting Wat Phu. Buddha Statue at Wat Phu. Workers renovating Wat Phu. On the other Side Thick Brew Lonely Wanderer Across the Mekong Washday Doesn't look as if it could carry Cars and Trucks Mekong Ferry Pump it up! Enfenced Worried about Business My little green Cactus The ferry Village Unshaved Lychees Exotic Fruits Riding on three Wheels Mekong Fish Frogs anyone? A Pile of Fish and some weird looking Insect Jona's Whale Just yellow Chicken The 'safe' Part of the Market Encaged and not yellow yet Finally some packaged Stuff Sticky Rice Bullets What a weird Sight in Laos... Lettuce Lorry Jailed Lettuce Waiting at the Vat Stop Heat Blur Firestarters Vat Tham Fai Hot Air and Stupas Vat Tham Fai Stupas in a Line Smoke dried Robes Ninas and Stupas Lao Nagesh Overgrown Losing his Pants