Things to see and do
Take the ferry across to Ban Sekhaman -- the 'pier' is in front of the Saysekong Hotel, ferries run all day, cost 1,000 kip per person, 2,000 kip more to transport a motorcylce. Ban Sekhaman is a pleasant village for a walk around, with a couple of noodle stalls and a crumbling wat. Phu Wong, ... read more
Route 18, little more than a truck-wide dirt track leads off towards Thang Beng through paddyfields and surrounding scrub. There is little of interest here, though it would be a great short cut to Champasak Province, if it weren't for the fact that the road eventually becomes extremely difficult -- ... read more
This makes for a rewarding hike heading north towards Pak Song and Sekong. The first 5-6km of straight road head toward the edge of the plateau before veering off to the right to parallel the 1,000m high ridge. You could do this bit by tuk tuk and get off at the sharp right turn. A sandy track ... read more
On the other side of the new bridge across the Sekong River the road leads to the village of Xaysettha (this is the new name of the village, the old name is Phang Daeng) a particularly friendly village around 12km and 20 minutes away. It has a couple of interesting wats with a pretty setting on the ... read more
The following activities can be undertaken, in whole or in part, on your own, but in most cases and for most travellers, guided tours will be the way to go. Unexploded ordnance is still a problem in the area, though if you stick to the beaten path, this shouldn't be a problem. The real obstacle is ... read more
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