//
you're reading...
Laos, Travel

4000 Islands – Si Phan Don – Laos

One of the more popular destinations in Laos is the southern Mekong islands known as the 4000 Islands.  This is a little misleading as most of the islands are tiny and only a handful are inhabited.  However the islands you can visit are a small rural villages well away from the larger cities of Pakse and Vientiane.

We were on a tour and arrived on the islands by bus on a ferry which was essentially a raft.  It didn’t look safe, but heck, I can swim and you can see both banks on either side.  Just don’t swallow the water if you end up in it.

Of note to see on these islands is the remains of the railway built by the French and the waterfalls – which were impassible and hence the failure of the railway system as there was no way through.

You can also visit the rare freshwater Irrawaddy dolphins – we didn’t do this as we didn’t have time but our guide said she’d been with a number of groups but not seen them so you really are taking a gamble if you choose to do this.

Si Phan Don - 4000 islands - Laos

Ferry across the Mekong to the Islands

Si Phan Don - 4000 islands - Laos Si Phan Don - 4000 islands - Laos Si Phan Don - 4000 islands - Laos Si Phan Don - 4000 islands - Laos Si Phan Don - 4000 islands - Laos Si Phan Don - 4000 islands - Laos Si Phan Don - 4000 islands - Laos Si Phan Don - 4000 islands - Laos Si Phan Don - 4000 islands - Laos Si Phan Don - 4000 islands - Laos Si Phan Don - 4000 islands - Laos Si Phan Don - 4000 islands - Laos Si Phan Don - 4000 islands - Laos Si Phan Don - 4000 islands - Laos Si Phan Don - 4000 islands - Laos Si Phan Don - 4000 islands - Laos Si Phan Don - 4000 islands - Laos

 

Advertisements

About The Sock Mistress

Slight fixation with socks. At last count, I had enough pairs of socks to last 14 weeks without having repeat a pair. IT geek by profession. Disney nut. 3rd world loan shark (http://Kiva.org ). Finds humour in the inappropriate. Holiday planner extraordinaire. Mum to doglets. Crazy Dachshund lady.

Discussion

2 thoughts on “4000 Islands – Si Phan Don – Laos

  1. Stunning pictures! I love waterfalls, as I am sure most do, as these are different than most I’ve seen. The rock formations are also wonderful. I am glad the railroad could not go through and “ruin” them. Thank you for sharing!

    Posted by praw27 | July 4, 2014, 1:30 am

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 2,414 other followers

Follow me on Twitter

Borobudur - 10th century Buddhist temple on the #Indonesian island of #Java
.
.
#indonesia #stupa #religion #history #asia #travel #travelphotography #holiday #vacation #borobudur Amazing desserts #cruise #food .
.
#foodporn #foodphotography #princesscruiseline #seaprincess #cruise #holiday #vacation #travel #travelphotography Fantastic experience seeing Komodo Dragons in the wild #komodonationalpark #indonesia
.
.
#travel #wildlife #komododragon #reptile #travelphotography #asia #lizard #komodo Loved watching the rays @seaworldaus .
.
#stingrays #fish #wildlife #ocean #sea #travel #travelphotography #seaworld Winnie wonders if this is her best side?  #dog #dachshund .
.
#dogsofinsta #dachshundsofinstagram #sausagedog #dogs #winnie #cute #doglet @dachshundsinparadise As I walked along the beach at lunch time I wondered why I don't do this more often.  As I sat at my desk this afternoon and the sand chaffed my toes, I remembered why. #surfersparadise #goldcoast .
.
#australian #beach #sand #travel #holiday #vacation She is hilarious - this is her "waiting for the humans to leave for work" pose.  Once we have gone she dashes to see if she can get into bed with Grandma. #dog #dachshund .
.
#dachshundsofinstagram #dogsofinsta #cute #winnie #sausagedog #dogsofinsta Winnie enjoying her pupcake at the @dachshundsinparadise #RSPCA fundraiser today #dog .
.
#dogs #cake #pupcake #dachshundsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #dogsofinsta #yum Winnie is beside herself with excitement over meeting her new Grandad for the first time today #dog #dachshund .
.
#dachshundsofinstagram #dogsofinsta #cute #sleep #sleepy #dogs

Most Viewed Posts

%d bloggers like this: