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4,000 Islands, but which one is best?

Deep in the most southern reaches of Laos, in a narrow section of the country where it can feel like there is more river than land, are the somewhat mythical 4,000 Islands. Held up as a rite of passage for those travelling along the banana pancake trail, Si Phan Don as it’s known in the local lingo is a section of the Mekong River that fans out into a 10 kilometre-wide labyrinth of shallow ... Read more about 4,000 Islands, but which one is best? .


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Things to do on Don Dhet

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. ... Read more about Things to do on Don Dhet .

Khone Pha Pheng Waterfall
Around 6km south of Don Dhet

Called the “pearl of the Mekong”, thunderous Khone Pha Pheng is Southeast Asia’s largest waterfall (by volume) and one of the widest in the world. ... Read more about Khone Pha Pheng Waterfall .

Kayaking the 4,000 Islands

An excellent and varied day tour by kayak is a favourite day trip in Laos’ 4,000 Islands. It combines kayaking, dolphin spotting and two waterfalls. Not only is it economical, it is simply not possible to do it on your ... Read more about Kayaking the 4,000 Islands .


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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Don Dhet? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Laos.


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