Photo: Late light over the Mekong.

Things to see and do

Route 12 caves and swimming holes

The first 20 kilometres of Route 12 east of Tha Khaek is packed with interesting caves and pause-a-while swimming holes. This is the same route that launches day one of the popular Tha Khaek motorbike loop. Whether you are doing the loop or a day trip, here’s how to tackle cave ... Read more about Route 12 caves and swimming holes .

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Tha Khaek trekking

Of Khammuan Province’s three national protected areas, Phou Hin Poun NPA is the most accessible and open to tourists. Covering 1,690 square kilometres northeast of Tha Khaek and east of Route 13, it’s home to limestone peaks, blue lagoons, the once thought to be extinct Laotian rock rat and caves galore, the most notable being Konglor ... Read more about Tha Khaek trekking .

Rock Climbing
Green Climbers Home, Road 12, 12 km from the main highway Route 13
T: (020) 5966 7539

Tha Khaek’s famed rock walls are begging to be climbed and courses are available for those who want to learn ... Read more about Rock Climbing .

Khun Kong Leng Lake
50km northeast of Tha Khaek

Sure, pinch yourself, but this blue lagoon isn’t a mirage—the cold spring waters of this deep swimming hole really are the colour of gemstones, so clear you can see right to the ... Read more about Khun Kong Leng Lake .

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Where to next?

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

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