Laos - Southern Laos (Chapter)

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This is the Southern Laos chapter from Lonely Planet’s Laos guidebook.

Kayaking or bicycling around these bucolic islands is the signature southern Laos experi-ence, but the rest of this incredibly diverse region – home to Angkorian temples, highland cul-tures, waterfalls, prime trekking, and raw off-the-beaten-track experiences – remained off the ra-dar until recently.

  • ogle fierce cascades and spot rare dolphins while touring Don Khon by bicycle or kay-ak
  • maps
  • take a trek and a boat trip in the jungle around Kiet Ngong, the region’s premier ecotourism area
  • transport
  • explore the ancient Khmer temple complex of Wat Phu Champasak
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Best Places to Sleep, Pakse & around, Don Kho & Ban Saphai, Phou Xieng Thong NPA, Champasak & around, Don Daeng, Wat Phu World Herit-age Area, Uo Moung (Tomo Temple), Kiet Ngong, Se Pian NPA, Bolaven Plateau Region, Pak-song Area, Tat Lo, Salavan & around, Sekong & around, Attapeu & around, Si Phan Don, Don Khong (Khong Island), Don Det & Don Khon, When to Go.

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