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A hidden wonder

I visited Si Phan Don (One Thousand Islands) in September 2017 coming from Cambodia. It is located... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Kep Province, Cambodia
Very chilled, but better with a bike or motorbike

I would skip Don details unless your a young party animal in need of narcotics. There's some great... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Philip B
via mobile
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

I visited Si Phan Don (One Thousand Islands) in September 2017 coming from Cambodia. It is located just at the boarder of both countries. It is about a natural wonder of the Mekong River that is becoming very popular to see. It has already two...More

Thank Albeiror24
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

I would skip Don details unless your a young party animal in need of narcotics. There's some great trails to be explored on Don Khone, complete with bridges made from old railway tracks (take care). The two locomotives are definitely worth a look if you're...More

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Si Phan Don is a area in Laos where the Mekong falls are located and also the Mekong spreads into a wide delta with a lot of islands. One of the islands is Don Det, on its northern end there is a backpacker destination with...More

Thank Uli0711
Reviewed 20 April 2017

A collection of islands many with guest houses and hotels, ideal for all age groups and budgets. Quiet, easy to get around by boat, just a great part of the world to chill out for a few days.

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 29 March 2017

A quiet island that is basically shut down by 9 or 10. A nice place to unwind if you want to get away from all cars and masses of scooters. No one is pushing to sell anything and the locals are all genuine and I...More

Thank Logan_CND
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

In order for you to enjoy this place you must relax, unwind and get away from the reggae reggae places. At first I didn't get it and wanted to leave, but I changed guesthouse to somewhere more secluded and surrendered. I'm glad I did

1  Thank narissabigadvent
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Really worth the trip, we stayed at don khone which probably is the most laid-back island. Take a kayaking-tour, was so much fun!! Kayaking the mekongriver downstreams, swimming close to a waterfall and then barbeque on an island with lots of beaches!:)

1  Thank mariiiia85
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for six nights. Don Det had nothing much to do at all, we had a few pool days and in the night there was 2 bars one playing movies another playing friends but we didn't enjoy as we aren't into the 'happy'...More

5  Thank emma w
Reviewed 1 July 2016

We enjoyed our three days on Don Khon. We walked to look at a waterfall, it is quite spectacular - the massive amount of water rushing between all the rocks! Went on a boat trip to see the dolphins. Didn't see any. Supposedly there are...More

2  Thank Trippin' T
Reviewed 5 April 2016

We drove from Pakse to Ban Nakasan to get a local community boat. The Mekong is about 20km wide here and populated with lots a low lying islands of varying shapes and sizes. You pass very noisy trees with thousands of cicadas. We stopped on...More

3  Thank leginxxStAlbans
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