Top things to do

Buddhist Temple in Pak Lai

Wat Sisavang

Wat Sisavang sports some older monks' quarters as well as a gaudily ornate new bell tower and gateway.
Laotian in Pak Lai

Kemkhong Restaurant

Passable Lao grub from pork láhp to stir-fried food. The best thing is the river view; park yourself with a beer and watch the light turn a burnt peach.
Laotian in Pak Lai

Saykhong

With a great terrace and simple menu, Saykhong also pulls in the lion's share of the nightlife.