Si Phan Don

Boats on the Mekong River on Don Khone, Laos

Boats on the Mekong River in Don Khone, Laos

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Today’s travel photo is of some boats on the banks of the Mekong River on Don Khone, one of the islands in Si Phan Don, Laos. I took this photo at the southern tip of the island where the river also marks the border between Laos and Cambodia. The river was a murky brown colour… Read More

Boating building on Don Khone in Si Phan Don, Laos

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Si Phan Don (4000 Islands), Laos

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Si Phan Don (4000 Islands) is situated right in the south of Laos, in the stretch of Mekong River that borders Cambodia. Here, the Mekong River splits into a maze of different channels covering a width of around 4 km, creating thousands of small islands (around 4000 in the dry season). Si Phan Don is… Read More

Somphamit Waterfall on Don Khone, Laos

Cycling around Don Khone to Somphamit Waterfall

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Wiping the sleep from my eyes, I stepped out onto the balcony of our bungalow. A channel of the Mekong River flowed lazily by before me under a beautiful blue sky filled with fluffy white clouds. There was hardly another sound besides the calm sound of the water, and as I looked around I suddenly… Read More

View from our bungalow on Don Khone, Laos

Across the border to Si Phan Don (4000 Islands), Laos

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It was another travel day. A lot of people hate them, I love them. It is the act of travel itself that excites me. Moving into the unknown to discover a new place, meeting new people and not knowing what adventures lay ahead of me. It’s even more exciting when that travel day takes me… Read More

Boat Building on Don Khone in Si Phan Don, Laos

Boat Building on Don Khone in Si Phan Don, Laos

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Today’s travel photo is of a boat being built on Don Khone is Si Phan Don (4000 Islands), Laos. As there are no bridges to the islands in Si Phan Don on the Mekong River, boats are an important form of transport. I spotted this boat building/repair area next to the river when wandering around… Read More

Quiet Street in Don Khone, Laos

Quiet Road on Don Khone in Si Phan Don (4000 Islands), Laos

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Today’s travel photo is of the very quiet main road on Don Khone in Si Phan Don (Four Thousand Islands), Laos. Compared to nearby Don Det, which is popular with young backpackers and often called the “party island”, Don Khone is very quiet and peaceful. I took this photo while walking back to our bungalow… Read More

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