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Far larger than Don Dhet, Don Khon is skipped by many budget travellers because most of the accommodation is midrange. However although there aren't 40-odd places to choose from as on Don Dhet, there are budget options here and staying on Don Khon is far more of a Lao experience than Don Dhet.

There is a better range of eateries than on Don Dhet and the options for cycling and walking are considerably more extensive. The main disadvantage or advantage depending on your point of view is that it's quieter and less backpacker friendly, with fewer bars and slightly more expensive food.

The island hosts quite a few reminders left behind by the French -- several old colonial buildings, including the school, the French port and French embankment -- a series of concrete barriers built on the eastern side of the island.

You'll also find what's left of the ... Read our complete Don Khon travel guide

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Don Khon with Don Dhet on the other side of the river. The sun goes down on the Mekong River. Lao Girl. Li Phi Falls on Don Khon Island. IMG_1338.jpg IMG_1427.jpg Baby water buffaloes on Don Khon Island. IMG_1436.jpg IMG_1351.jpg IMG_1337.jpg IMG_1881.jpg Dragon boat racing on the Mekong River. Tat Somphamit falls on Don Khon Island. IMG_1163.jpg IMG_1286.jpg IMG_1287.jpg IMG_1180.jpg IMG_1324.jpg IMG_1494.jpg IMG_1313.jpg IMG_1493.jpg IMG_1192.jpg IMG_1297.jpg Don Khon river views Mr Bountoun's Sala Don Khon, Si Phan Don Sala Don Khone School, Don Khon Boats puleed up at the French Port, Don Khon Boats at the French port, Don Khon Don Khon bikeride Interior of Don Khon Don Khon paddie Don Khon sunset Salaphae, Don Khon Waterfalls, Don Khon Outside Mr Pan's Don Khone sunset Don Khone Don Khone Don Khone Don Khone Don Khone Don Khone sunset Don Khone, Mekong River Don Khone Don Khone Mekong Sunset Salaphae, Don Khone