4000 Islands: Don Khong, Don Det, Don Khone
4000 Islands or Si Phan Don in Lao is a riverine archipelago with numerous islands in the Mekong River in the Champasak Region. While most of the islands are too tiny and uninhabited, there are three most popular and lively islands that are preferred places of typical backpackers: Don Khong, Don Det, and Don Khon. All these islands enjoy a laidback, sleepy vibe with plenty of guest houses and scenic restaurants overlooking the Mekong River. While in these islands, you can enjoy loads of interesting activities such as walking or cycling slowly around the islands, kayaking along the Mekong to see the rare and adorable Irrawaddy Dolphins, or visiting the famous Li Phi and Khone Phapheng Waterfalls. If you prefer to do nothing, just chill out at a riverside bar and enjoy sunset time.