Visit Southern Laos
Laidback market towns, dramatic plateaus, ancient temples and Mekong river life are among the attractions in the southern part of Laos.
The area is remote but accessible and offers a side of the country that is very different from the mountainous north.
Ruled over by the Khmers, part of the separate kingdom of Champasak before the arrival of the French, and a significant battleground during the Vietnam War, the region has plenty of historical sites amid its stunning natural landscapes.
Top places to stay in Southern Laos
Where to go in Southern Laos
The 4,000 islands area is known locally as ‘Siphandon'. Here, the Mekong swells with adjoining tributaries and fans out over 14 kilometres as it passes into Cambodia.
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