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Country: Laos
City: Pakse
Duration: 5 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Cycling

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Destination: Pakse by bicycle


Distance, duration, average speed: 22km (12km cycling only, if combined with walking), 2-3 hours, 13-15 km/h 
Elevation profile, road condition:  140 m elevation gain (up to 12-15% gradient), paved road
Seasonality:  All year round 
Best time of the day:   After sunrise or late afternoon before sunset 
Type of bicycle:  City bike if combined with walking, mountain bike if you ride uphill 
Characteristics: City trip to point and back


Wat Phou Salao Tour at a glance

You will leave the city and cross the Japanese bridge spanning 1.380 metres over the Mekong River. High up on the hill past the bridge you can already see the big golden Buddha. You will either leave your bike at the bottom and climb the elevation of 130 m on concrete steps and stairs or challenge yourself and pedal slowly and powerfully all the way up. The reward of this challenging tour is one of the most scenic outposts in Southern Laos.

Wat Phou Salao Tour – Cycling to one of the most scenic outposts

Start at Résidence Sisouk and ride along the river banks of Sedone and then the Mekong all the way to the Daoheuang Market ( see Pakse City Tour on website). At the roundabout turn to the right to cross the Japanese bridge that spans the Mekong for 1,380 metres and turn left after about 400 metres. After a small incline you will arrive at the parking and food stall area.

Here you can either park your bicycle and take the stairs all the way up to the big golden Buddha and Wat Phou Salao (first half on concrete stairs, second half on wooden stairs that are in really bad condition) or continue straight on/slightly to the right on a concrete road. If you decide to take this road, the ride is relatively long as you go around the back of the mountain. After some steep uphill biking (gradient of 12-15%, three times) the road takes you another 1.5km on the flat, back towards the front of the mountain. After a big right bend, your reward is a stunning panoramic view from the big golden Buddha looking over Pakse, the Mekong River, and the Bolaven Plateau in the distance. Continue to Wat Phou Salao where you can take a rest and get a drink from the small shop before you return back the same way. Llater stop to explore the Daoheuang Market and go for  lunch at the Champasak Grand Hotel, which is located on your right after the bridge


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