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Si Phan Don

A beautiful and often overlooked area, Si Phan Don, or the 4,000 Islands Area is where the mighty Mekong shatters into a 14 kilometre wide web of rivulets creating a labyrinth of islets, rocks and sandbars. These have acted as a natural barrier, preserving southern Laos culture from outside influences including the French colonialists and later the American War. The stunning archipelago has impressive waterfalls and is home to rare flora and fauna including a species of freshwater dolphin and the Angkorian temple of Wat Phou.

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