Sekong is a province of high mountains and deep river valleys situated in the heart
of the southeastern part of Laos, has common borders with Salavan to the west,
Champasack and Attapeu to the south and Vietnam to the east...
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Sekong Travel Guide
Sekong is a province of high mountains and deep river valleys situated in the heart of the southeastern part of Laos, has common borders with Salavan to the west, Champasack and Attapeu to the south and Vietnam to the east.
What to do?
Sekong is very little visited, thanks to its poor road network and close to non-existent tourist infrastructure. The most exciting thing to do in town is to get up at 05am and watch the locals fishing in the river, then walk along the river road, as the Buddhist faithful line up with donations of food for the monks who make a long slow promenade in their orange robes to receive their morning meal in begging bowls.
It's also a complex geographical conditions form colorful Eco-Tourism resources because it's famous by rich of untouchable tropical forest, home to many rare species of flora and fauna.
Sekong Town can be used as a base for exploring the immediate surrounds, home to a number of waterfalls and a set of rapids, but other than that, be prepared for a rather basic experience. Sekong is something of a forgotten province, and a backwater, and much of what is on offer is shrouded by poor information and the aforementioned lack of infrastructure. In other words, it's a great place to head if you're keen to blaze a trail of your own through undiscovered Laos.
Tha Teng is a small town without much going on -- really just a pit-stop along the road to Sekong or Salavan. But those looking for an off-the-beaten-track experience will find it, like nearby Paksong and Lao Ngam, utterly free of any pretensions towards being a part of the tourist industry. A stop-over in Tha Teng is a good way to get in the right mindset for a trip through the rest of southeastern Laos, and the dirt road from Tha Teng to Ban Beng passes through many road-side villages with no electricity or running water, offering a picturesque and easy-to-access look at traditional Laotian life. All this will change in the coming years -- the road is scheduled to be paved some time in 2007.
Sekong province is rugged, wild and very scenic, but transportation is very difficult, especially by land in the rainy season.