Khone Phapheng Falls
SouthEast Asia’s largest waterfall. Several places have been created to offer superb views of the falls. There is a coffee shop and restaurant close to the viewpoints where one can enjoy the sights while eating. Another point of interest here is the Manikhoth Tree Temple – A holy tree which collapsed on the Mekong in 2012.
Know more about Khone Phapheng Waterfalls here.
The Holy Manikhoth Tree
Manikhoth has a unique appearance and for almost 2,000 years, the Mekong river current has been flowing around it, but still the Manikhoth tree stood its ground. Si Phan Don residents living in the Khong district believe that the Manikhoth is a sacred tree that is able to give life and death. It is believed that the core of the Manikhoth can make things die and the top part can make dead things back to life. It has been told that only people with highest credentials would be able to see Manikhoth. The sacred tree has three fruit types, and if eaten, will have different effects. For example, if you eat a fruit located towards the North, you will become a bird. If you eat a fruit located at the South of the tree, you will become a monkey; and if you eat a fruit facing the East, you will be forever young and will look like an angel from heaven. Manikhoth died in the middle of the night on 19 March 2012 for reasons unknown. However, it was almost a year later that the sacred tree was successfully brought up and placed at the Khongphapeng Museum where it still resides today.
Lii Phii Waterfalls
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Try kayaking to see the dolphins. More info here.
Old bridge between Don Det and Don Khong
The River Life Experience
Read more about The River Life Experience here.