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      Saravane province, a Southeastern province situated on the Bolavens Plateau is devoted to agriculture and nature offering idyllic scenery. A prehistoric site exists not far from the cascades where a wonderful scene can be seen.
Within a caven huge stone caskets are piled one on top of the other, providing not only beauty but also much interesting thoughts as to how it originated. Tat Lo Lodge is located on the northern edge of the Bolaven Plateau right beside the Sexet River , it's only 10 metres high. The bungalows are blended into the embankment surrounded by lush tropical

vegetation. A tour of the area on elephant back is an exotic attraction, or exploring the ethnic minority villages on the Bolaven Plateau, rich of coffee, tea and fruit plantations, can provide a variety of interests.
Sekong is situated in the heart of the southeastern part of Laos and has common borders with Saravane to the West, Champassack and Attapeu to the South and Vietnam to the East. The province has a total population of around 64,200.

Overall, the Sekong River valley is characterized by a Landscape of a fertile plain patterned with a patch-work of rice paddies and fruits orchard. Dotted through out are villages and small towns such as Lanani, Kaleum, Dakchung and Thateng, where the majority of people follow the unchanging lifestyle of traditional farming.
Its also complex geographical conditions form colourful Eco-Tourism resources because it's famous by rich of untouchable tropical forest, home to many rare species of flora and fauna.

Attapeu is the most southeastern tip province of Laos ; sharing borders with Sekong in the North, Champassack in the West, Vietnam in the East and Cambodia in the South. The province has a total population of around 87,700; consists of five districts: Savsettha, Samakhixay, Sanamxay and Phouvong. The town is built in a large valley, surrounded by mountains and also in the loop of the river, opposite the confluence of the Sekong and Sekhamane rivers. Where the join an island is formed by a small arm of water collecting them upstream.

In early morning you can visit the traditional market, where many, different minorities go to buy and sell their product. Most of the population in Saravane, Sekong, Attapeu are uplanders minorities. Comprising nine major tribes: Alak, Katang, Kaleum, Katou, Suay, Nge, Lave, Tahoy, Nyaheung.


Champassack lies to the South Westhern Laos. Its capital is Pakse that is located at the confluence of the Mekong and the Sedon rivers. Champassack lush, fertile land encouraged rice cultivation. It's one of the largest producers of rice in the country. Parts of Bolaven Plateau, which rests on the border of Saravane and Champassack are used for cultivation of coffee, cardamom, bananas and other crops.

Other parts, however, still offer pristine nature, especially in the mountainous central part constituting Dong Hua Sao, a proposed protected area. Several waterfalls drop over the escarpment. One of the most spectacular is Tat Phan with a height of 120 metres.

Forty six km south of Pakse, Vat Phou , one of the most important sights in Laos , is located. Vat Phou literally means mountain temple. The different levels of the temple structure, built along the slope of the adjacent mountain, date from the 6th century to the Angkor period of the 9th to 13th century. The upper platform of the temple affords a wonderful view of the Mekong plain. Energetic visitors may want to climb the near by Phou Passak, whose peak is shaped like a lingam or Shiva phallus. Another Khmer monument, Muang Tomo or Oum Moung, can be visited on the opposite side of the Mekong . It is however less accessible than Vat Phou.

Phapho Village : located 67 kilometers south of Pakse on the road No. 13. The Dong Houa Sao Forest reserve is in this area has dense jungle and abundant wild animal life. Elephants can be ride to this forest reserve. The area has the remains of an ancient Khmer stone temple on Mount Phou Asa.

At the most Southwestern tip of Laos , along the Cambodian border, the Mekong river reaches its maximum breadth of 14 km (during the rainy season). When the water level falls back again in the dry season, thousands of small islands rise from the river, giving the area the name Si Phan Done (4000 islands). The biggest island with 55,000 inhabitants is Done Khong, a peaceful place for an overnight visit. From here, South East Asia 's biggest waterfalls Khone Pha Pheng, are within easy reach by boat or by road.

Another interesting island in this area is Done Khone, where the French built a 14 km long railway, to bypass the rapids. Visitors can follow the old railway line, view an old locomotive, pass a massive French-built bridge and watch a series of huge river cascades called Tat Somphamit, also known as the Li Phi falls. From the southern tip of Done Khone a small island is accessible from which Irrawaddy dolphins can be watched during the dry season. It is the only existing place like this in Asia . The Mekong Dolphin Conservation Center is located on Done Khone Island, tourists are welcome to visit the center. To visit the center, visitors must go by road to Bane Veun- khain Village and then take a boat north a few kilometers to the center.
 

     
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