The hilly landscape on the country road 12 between the city of Tha Khaek and the village of Mahaxai Mai in central Laos on the border with Thailand in South East Asia.

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Central Laos

Ever since Tha Khaek opened its French-colonial shutters to travelers and the dramatic 4.3 mile-long underworld of Tham Kong Lor became a must-see fixture on itineraries, central Laos has been enticing visitors. Thanks to its honeycomb of caves and dragon-green jungle, activities on offer run from world-class rock climbing outside of Tha Khaek to trekking in the otherworldly karst forests of Hin Namno NPA.


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