Don Det, Laos

Don Det, Laos

Don Det, Laos


It was the summer of 2009. We were hitch-hiking around Southeast Asia and at the time we found ourselves in Don Det in the south of Laos. Don Det is one of the numerous islands scattered across the yellow muddy Mekong River. It was beautiful, serene and almost pristine, with bamboo huts in which to sleep and electricity available only till 10pm, after which hour everything turns pitch black and you wouldn’t be able see the tip of your finger scratching your nose if you tried. There were bicycles to rent and ‘happy cocktails’ available in local bars. And there weren’t many other tourists, which made the place almost perfect!

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Photographing the sunset on Don Det Island. Sunset on Don Det Island. IMG_1821 Mekong River. Traditional Laos Puppets and Scarfs The sun goes down over Don Dhet. Don Khon with Don Dhet on the other side of the river. The sun goes down on the Mekong River. Sunset seen from Don Det. Sunset cruise on the Four Thousand Islands. The Saffron-Robed Monks of Luang Prabang, Laos The Saffron-Robed Monks of Luang Prabang, Laos “You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friend’s nose.” ― John Green - Will Grayson, Will Grayson Floating down the Mekong River to find the Superman of Laos We love to stay here [Wat Mahathat in Vang Vieng] A fishing boat at sunset on Don Dhet Island. Anou Savary (Patuxai) - Đài Chiến sĩ vô danh PSV tourism 1 PSV tourism 2 PSV tourism 3 Wat Sen Souk Haram The Buddha preaching on reason [Fearlessness and Protection] Heading upriver to Pak Hat, Bokeo province, Laos Monks in a row, Pak Tha, Bokeo province, Laos Lao Girl. Don Det at sunset. Nong Khiaw Nong Khiaw Nong Khiaw Village boy Kuang Si Waterfall Restaurant A hotel boat on the Mekong River. Xepon bus, Savannakhet, Southern Laos Period building, Savannakhet, Southern Laos Skylabs, Savannakhet, Southern Laos Scenery near Noua waterfall, Vieng Xai, northern Laos Cave and karsts, Vieng Xai, northern Laos Misty bridge, Sam Neua, Northern Laos Going from Nong Khiaw to Luang Prabang - Nam Ou river Laos Sunset seen from Don Dhet. Li Phi Falls on Don Khon Island. Four Thousand Islands. Sunrise on the Mekong River. Renovating Wat Phu. Mekong between Chiang Saen and Chiang Khong, Thailand Vang Vieng DSC_1623_2 DSC_1595_2 DSC_1604_2