Ban Hang Khon Viewpoint

Near the old French port in Ban Hang Khon, 150 steps take you up to a good viewpoint of the Mekong.

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1. 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…

2. Khon Pa Soi Falls


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3. Xai Kong Nyai Beach

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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…

4. Ban Khon Steam Locomotive

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Rusting locomotives sit near each end of the main cross-island road, which follows the old railway route. Surrounding them are placards detailing the…

5. Wat Khon Tai

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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…

6. Tat Somphamit


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7. Khon Phapheng Falls

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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,…

8. Preh Nimith

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