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Champasak Palace Hotel

Stepping inside the Champasak Palace Hotel it’s easy to see why it was once the claimed home of the last prince of Southern Laos, Chao Boon Oum.

You will appreciate this when you see its grandiose 7 stories, arched balconies, high ceilings and 115 rooms. There are no less than 1,000 doors and windows sculptured in traditional Laotian style, which gave rise to the name “Thousand Room Pavillion”.

Construction on the palace began in 1969, only to be interrupted by the communist revolution of 1974. Chao Boon Oum had to flee to France and leave his Pakse palace unfinished. It was then used to host Communist party congresses before finally opening as Champasak Palace Hotel in 1995. It has since been renovated and remains a fascinating real life peek into Laos’s royal days of old.

See and do:

  • Learn about the history of the former palace of Pakse
  • Relax in the beautiful building and grounds on the shore of the Sedone river
  • Have a drink on the rooftop terrace and enjoy views over town and Mekong

Entrance fee:
None

Food and drink:
The hotel restaurant offers Laotian, Thai, Chinese, and European cuisine.

How to get there:
The Hotel is easily found in central Pakse on the Sedone River

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