Southern Laos attractions

Top Choice Ruins in Wat Phu World Heritage Area

Wat Phu Champasak

Bucolic Wat Phu sits in graceful decrepitude, and while it lacks the arresting enormity of Angkor in Cambodia, given its few visitors and more dramatic natural setting, these small Khmer ruins evoke a more soulful r…
Top Choice Waterfall in Si Phan Don

Khon Phapheng Falls

More a glorified set of rapids than a waterfall, but oh how glorious it is. The largest, and by far the most awesome, waterfall anywhere along the Mekong, Khon Phapheng is pure, unrestrained aggression as millions o…
Top Choice Waterfall in Don Det & Don Khon

Tat Somphamit

Now billing itself as the Don Khone Somphamit Waterfalls Park, vast Tat Somphamit (also called Li Phi) is a gorgeous set of raging rapids. Recent developments include clear walking paths and the Mekong Fly zip line.…
Top Choice Waterfall in Paksong Area

Tayicseua

There are seven significant waterfalls (none of them named Tayicseua) and several smaller ones at this remote, but easily accessible private nature reserve. Some sit right near the restaurant-parking area while othe…
Top Choice Waterfall in Paksong Area

Tat Fan

Tat Fan is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Laos. Twin streams plunge out of dense forest and tumble down more than 120m to form the Huay Bang Lieng. Early morning and late afternoon have the best sunlight,…
Top Choice Waterfall in Tat Lo

Tat Soung

Tat Soung is a 50m drop over the edge of the Bolaven Plateau, and though the dam has damaged these falls more than the others – slowing them to a trickle for most of the year – you can walk around the rocky top of t…
Waterfall in Attapeu

Tat Sae Pha

One of the most beautiful waterfalls in Laos, Tat Sae Pha, about 40km from Attapeu, is way off the beaten track and pretty well impossible to access in the rainy season, but in the drier months it's well worth the j…
National Park in Pakse Region

Se Pian NPA

Se Pian NPA is one of the most important protected areas in Laos. The 2400-sq-km park boasts small populations of Asiatic black bears, yellow-cheeked crested gibbons and Siamese crocodiles, and is home to many birds…
Ruins in Bolaven Plateau Region

Prince Souphanouvong's Bridge

Really only of interest to dedicated bike riders, this ruin of a bridge is way off the beaten track, 10km west of Salavan and then 10km north. The 150m-long bridge was blown up by American bombers in 1968 due to its…
Waterfall in Sekong

Tat Hua Khon

Three kilometres south of the Tat Faek turn-off from Rte 11 (just past the market), this waterfall is an impressive 100m wide. The P&S Garden resort, which runs this place, has done an excellent job of setting u…