4000 Islands / Si Phan Don / Laos

Some 120km south of Pakse in Laos the Mekong River has it’s broadest part on his 4,800km journey from the high Tibetian Plateau down to the South China Sea. Here the stream becomes 14km wide and splits up in many sidearms. A great number of islands appear here in the big river. The section is called the ‘4000 Islands’ and stretches out over a length of 50km. It’s one of the natural wonders of Southeast Asia.

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