Attractions

Top Choice Waterfall in Don Det & Don Khon

Khon Phapheng Falls

The largest, and by far the most awesome waterfall anywhere along the Mekong, Khon Phapheng is pure, unrestrained aggression as millions of litres of water crash over the rocks every second. That said, you'll have t…
Top Choice Waterfall in Don Det & Don Khon

Tat Somphamit

Located on Don Khon, 1.5km downriver from the French bridge, vast Tat Somphamit is a gorgeous set of raging rapids. Its other name, Li Phi, means 'Spirit Trap' and locals believe the falls act as just that: a trap f…
Waterfall in Don Det & Don Khon

Khon Pa Soi Falls

Although it's not the largest waterfall on the islands, Khon Pa Soi Falls is still pretty impressive, and it never gets crowded due to its isolated location. From the little restaurant (sometimes only serving cold d…
Viewpoint in Don Det & Don Khon

Ban Hang Khon Viewpoint

Near the old French port in Ban Hang Khon village, 150 steps take you up to a good viewpoint of the Mekong.
Historic Site in Don Det & Don Khon

Ban Khon Steam Locomotive

Rusting locomotives sit near each end of the main cross-island road, which follows the old railway route. Surrounding them are placards detailing the history of the railway, which the French built in the late 1800s …
Beach in Don Det & Don Khon

Xai Kong Nyai Beach

If a beach towel is more your style than a hammock, then this little stretch of sand will satisfy. Swimming is possible year-round, but you need to be careful of fast currents away from the shore. There are three si…
Buddhist Temple in Don Det & Don Khon

Wat Khon Tai

Don Khon's main Buddhist temple was built on the site of an ancient Khmer shrine. Hidden behind the old ordination hall, which is itself tucked away behind a modern building, is an old, beautifully decrepit stupa an…
Historic Site in Don Det & Don Khon

Ban Hang Khon Steam Locomotive

The less intact of the two rusting locomotives sitting at opposite ends of the main cross-island road, which follows the old railway route. Placards detail the history of the railway.