Photo: War detritus at UXO Lao.

Things to see and do

Prince Souphanouvong Bridge
20km northwest of Salavan

Designed by Prince Souphanouvong, aka “the Red Prince” and Lao PDR’s first president, the Khoua Ban Darn bridge was built in 1942, spanning the Xe Don river until 1968 when it was destroyed by American bombers attempting to cut off supply lines to the Ho Chi Minh Trail. All that remains of the broken bridge are three concrete columns and one section of the steel structure and we can ... Read more about Prince Souphanouvong Bridge .

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