South of Sekong, Rte 16 morphs into Rte 11 and the waterfalls along this road have more appeal than anything actually in the town.

For a bit of easy adventure, take a relaxed ride on the new highway to Dak Cheung. It's a beautiful and still relatively remote region, especially once you hit the mountains. Until the new bridge is completed, cross the Se Kong on the rickety ferry (5000K) southwest of the market and follow the dirt road for 2.5km to reach the pavement.