In the extreme south of Laos the Mekong river breaks down into a miriad of arms and channels, which surround countless islands and islets. The entire area is very scenic and attracts a large number of tourists, but navigation by ships becomes impossible, especially because the river passes through the Khon Phapheng waterfalls. This is why the French built a railway to bypass this region for the transportation of goods.
In the area there is a small population of Irrawaddy (river) dolphins.
01 Khon Phapheng waterfalls 02 Khon Phapheng waterfalls 03 Khon Phapheng waterfalls
04 View from Don Khong island 05 View from Don Khong island 06 View from Don Khong island
07 Street and palm trees 08 Mekong in Muang Saen 09 View from Don Khong island 10 Islet near Nakasang 11 Japanese tourists waiting for the dolphins
12 View to the south 13 Riverbank and Buddhist temple 14 Mekong near Veunkham 15 Mekong near Veunkham
16 Mekong near Veunkham 17 Riverbank and trees 18 Riverbank and trees 19 Riverbank and trees
20 Boat with fishermen 21 Riverbank and coconut palms 22 Riverbank and trees 23 Riverbank and trees
24 Ferry to Don Khong 25 Riverbank and coconut palms 26 Lao flags
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