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Sekong

Orientation

Entering Sekong from Tha Teng or Attapeu, you'll find yourself on the main road at the north of town, with most of the rest of the town situated to the south, coming to an end at the northern bank of the Sekong River. Nearly all the restaurants, services, and places to stay are in a rectangular area bordered by the market to the east, the Sekong River to the south, a large, conspicuous white stupa to the west, and the main road to the north.

The post office (T: (038) 211 057) is located on a parallel road a block north of the Woman Fever and Souk Samlane guesthouses. Open weekdays 07:30 to 11:30 and 13:00 to 16:00. Right next door is the telecommunications office, (T: (038) 211 005) with 2,000 kip per minute overseas phone calls and faxing services: Open weekdays 08:00 to 4:30.

For banking, the Agricultural Promotion Bank across from the market has an ATM and can do foreign exchange in business hours. There are a couple of BCEL ATMs in town – one at the market and one outside the Hongkham Guesthouse.

There's a small book exchange with some English language, but mostly Scandanavian-language books, at the Phanthip Restaurant.

Unfortunately there are no official motorbike rental shops in town, so you'll have to ask at your hotel to see if they might be able to help you should you want to visit some of the surrounding waterfalls.

An internet cafe is located on the street running towards the river from the Hongkham hotel and 3G internet is available on Unitel.

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