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Si Phan Don (Archipelago of 4 000 islands)

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Si Phan Don (Archipelago of 4 000 islands)
The Essential
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Once it reaches the southern tip of Laos, the course of the Mekong widens, in places reaching a width of up to 10km during the height of the wet season. During the dry season, the drop in water level results in the reappearance of myriad islands (don), islets and sandbanks, collectively known as the 4 000 islands, or Si Phan Don. Some of these are used to grow crops or set aside as grazing land for water buffalo. Only a handful of permanent islands are occupied by small hamlets (ban) with their traditional wooden houses.

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Michelin's recommendations for Si Phan Don (Archipel des Quatre Mille Îles)

Khone Pha Peng waterfalls
Khone Pha Peng waterfalls
Si Phan Don
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Don Khone Don Khone
Don Khone
Si Phan Don
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Khong Island Khong Island
Khong Island
Don Khong
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Don Det
Don Det
Si Phan Don
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