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Beautiful, relaxing place... didn't get to see a dolphin tho.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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3 of 5 bubbles 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' stuff that everyone in there was taking. We went to Don Khon after Don Det... More 

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North Haven
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 only 5 left and unfortunately I don't see them lasting too much longer with all... More 

1 Thank Trippin' T
Alsager, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Don Khon (linked to Don Det by footbridge) island and travelled down the old/unused railway... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Make sure you have enough money before heading here! This was a great place to chill out! Hire a bike for cheap and ride round the island, do a kayak tour down the Mekong to see the Irrawaddy Dolphins (make sure you're fit enough if you get a single seater! My girlfriend and myself ended up in one each, tough... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Still a little off the main tourist track, this island is a great place to come to wind down and relax. Cheap bungalows all along the sunset and sunrise sides. Grab a bike for a day and explore the island and other islands surrounding it. Locals are the most laid back and friendly I have met in all of Laos!... More 

1 Thank Ashlee D
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Don Det is a very relaxing place even though the locals are a little tourist spoiled and not very friendly. Be careful when you leave Don Det and heading to Cambodia. We booked the Sengchaluean VIP Bus with wonderful tours located in Don Det it self and it was the worst bus experience we had during our 8 month (!)... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

The 4000 islands are an interesting daytrip. In this area, the Mekong is so wide! There are several larger islands and many very small "islands" some of which are only clusters of greenery. My favorite sights were locals in boats going in and out of these small clusters (fishing?) and the water buffalo lying on a small patch of land... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

Interesting geologically, as well as culturally in this region. So fascinating to see how the villages have arisen and developed around this strange but interesting water laden area.

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