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Don Khone

Don Khone is connected with Don Det by a bridge, and that bridge is one of several reasons why Don Khone is worth a visit. The bridge was built in the early 20th century when the French ruled the country and was part of the railway line that connected Don Det and Don Khone and helped the French shipping goods from the Lao part of the colony to the Cambodian part of French Indochina. Some old locomotives of this long gone era are still standing on the island as a reminder of different times. A few years ago the locomotives got covered so they will be preserved a bit longer for future generations to see them. Some interesting displays in both Lao and English are places around the iron machines to tell more about the history of the railway line and the area as a whole. Local goats are also happy with the roof and use them to take shelter for the rain.

Don Khone has some very interesting natural attractions as well. The waterfalls Lii Phi (Tat Somphamit) and Khone Pha Soi and the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin (in Lao named paa khaa or pa lo ma) are a few of them.

Visiting Don Khone will take you back into time and if you have some imagination you can still see the train making its way through the forests of Don Khone.