Welcome to Sekong
This may change in the next few years when a new bridge shortens the route from Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, to the Vietnamese port of Danang, facilitating access to gold and other mines on the Dak Cheung Plateau. A border crossing open to foreigners should also be part of the equation.
By population Sekong (ເຊກອງ) is the smallest of Laos' provinces and also the most ethnically diverse: almost all of its 90,000 inhabitants are from one of 14 different Mon-Khmer tribal groups, with the Alak, Katu, Talieng, Yai and Nge the largest. These diverse groups are not Buddhists, so you won't see temples. Rather, their belief systems mix animism and ancestor worship. Sekong is also one of the country's poorest provinces.