Don Khong (21st to 24th January)

Trip Start Jan 01, 2008
Trip End Dec 29, 2008

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Pons Guesthouse

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Don Khong is the largest of the 4000 islands in the Mekong River, but still very quiet. After walking around looking at a few guest houses, we settled on Pon's Guesthouse at $10 per night, not bad for a decent sized room with aircon, hot water etc.  Don Khong is a great place to chill out and the sunsets across the Mekong are truly spectacular.

We rented a couple of bikes to cycle around the island and also did some trekking up the mountain in the centre of the island to see the "Buddha cave" - the walk was great but the cave was more of a small hole in the rock. Also worth seeing awere the nearby waterfalls close to Don Deth and Don Khone.  

There is a "car ferry"  -  which is more of a large raft, with ropes to haul the thing  from one side of the river to another.   

Lovely countryside all around and beautiful river views.  Saw lots of local houses on stilts with the family animals running around\d underneath.  Many baby piglet tethered to keep out of the sun.  Also lots of chickens.
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