Photo: Boating beside Don Som.

Things to do on Don Dhet

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The top pastime on Don Dhet is lying in a hammock and the most that people exert themselves is when trying to reach for their beer. If you do tire of napping or staring hypnotically at the river, the island has a few activities to get moving.

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The main activity is to take a walk or grab a bicycle and explore. Get away from the ugly ramshackle of backpacker bungalows to discover the scenic side of the island with its edges lined with swaying palms and centre occupied by rice fields. While many aspects of traditional Lao culture have been suffocated by mass tourism, some families continue to grow rice and the paddies are extremely photogenic during the rainy season. A dirt track runs along both sides of the island, the east side until the historic French bridge to Don Khon, and some paths also cut through the middle to the bridge. Crossing costs 35,000 kip and it includes admission to Li Phi ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 1,300 words.)

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