The road to Sekong, Bolaven Plateau

The road to Sekong, Bolaven Plateau

The road to Sekong, Bolaven Plateau


Taken on: 5th January, 2008. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See 0o_o0's page of Flickr

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Like neighbouring Salavan, Sekong is infrequently visited thanks to its poor road network and close to non-existent tourist infrastructure. A province of high mountains and deep river valleys, it is reputed to have stunning scenery -- but we haven't been able to see anything except the most accessible so far.

If you're planning to explore Sekong using locally-available transportation, be prepared to spend a lot of time and a lot of money. With your own motorbike or 4WD, your options are better, but still not fantastic.

A fairly recent addition to the Lao landscape, Sekong town was cut out of the forest and laid out on a wide, map-easy grid spread across an area about 10 times the size it needs to be, much like Salavan. It seems the urban planners had high hopes for the future development of the town, but as things currently stand there is just about nothing whatsoever to see in town ... Read our complete Sekong travel guide

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