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Southern Laos is a relatively small area, yet it has quite some attractions. In Si Phan Don, the so-called “4.000 islands”, you can discover fascinating geological phenomena. You can enjoy stunning views over rivers and waterfalls, and spot rare freshwater dolphins. In the many beautiful villages you can discover the traditional countryside lifestyle and the many remains of rich colonial times. You can also experience the hospitality of the local people, or make a boat trip on the Mekong river and admire the heritage from the French settlers.

In Southern Laos you can visit the Bolaven plateau that offers breathtaking fauna and flora, spectacular views and waterfalls. It is home to the widest waterfall of Southeast Asia, and of course,

you can visit our local projects over there, and meet the local people.

Champassak, the capital city of the province, and previously the King’s residence, is worth a visit. These days it is a quiet town on the west bank of the Mekong river. It is the perfect starting point for a visit to the famous “Wat Phu”, one of the remains of the Khmer. It is a huge temple complex at the foot of a holy mountain. The ruins of “Wat Phu” contribute to the spiritual atmosphere of this place.

If you are planning a trip to Laos, check out the Do’s and Don’ts webpage as well!