Photo: The daily commute.


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The turn-off for Don Khong is about 120 kilometres south of Pakse along the main road.

To/from Pakse
From Pakse, songthaews to Don Khong depart the 8km Market (Southern Bus Terminal) in the morning when full – better to arrive early in the morning. Nakasang-bound buses (40,000 kip) can drop off on the main road leaving you with a kilometre-long walk to the boat landing -- a tuk tuk should be 5,000 kip if you can't be bothered walking. Don Khong songthaews take the car ferry across and then drop off in town near the accommodation.

You can get back to Pakse by catching a local bus from the main road running through town on Don Khong – ask your guesthouse first to make sure the bus driver knows you want to be picked up. Departures between 06:30 and 09:30, costs 60,000 kip.

Other destinations
The various tour shops in town also sell tickets to places such as Champasak and Cambodia.
Champasak A minibus costs 70,000 kip and departs at 11:30.
Cambodia A bus to the Cambodian border leaves at 09:30. Once at the border you can change for your choice of destinations. For example, Phnom Penh US$29.

You can also arrange boat transport to Don Dhet, Don Khon and Nakasang for 40,000 kip through one of the hotels.

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Where to next?

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

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