Standing languidly on the banks of the Mekong, Thakhek is both a transit town and an ethnic melting pot. It is located 3hr by road from Vietnam and a stone's throw from Nakhon Phanom (Thailand), which is lit up on the opposite bank every evening. Despite a lack of attractions for tourists, the capital of Khammouane province acts as a base for exploring the numerous caves in the surrounding area.
Mysterious and cut off from the rest of the world for many years, Laos is justly proud of its contrasting landscapes, dotted with caves, waterfalls and temples. Welcome to the Land of a Million Elephants!