Mekong Delta near the Cambodian border
Boat dock for the trip to the islands
On our way, lots of traffic on the river
Our first view of Don Det
Found out it was more for the twenty something crowd with 'Space Cookies, and 'Mushroom Shakes' And the local beach loving water buffalo. Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
So we headed out....
Over the old railroad bridge....
To some quiet bungalows...
On a beautiful private beach on Don Khon, the next island.....
Where the restaurants were empty.....
And beautiful Temples, and waterfalls filled the landscape
Where the monks lived
Friendly local kids
The road to Liphi Waterfall
Locals selling their crafts
Sunset from my deck
Our taxi for the trip to Khon Pha Peng waterfall
Our restaurant from the water
Farm life along the Mekong
Khon Pha Peng waterfall, the largest in South East Asia
Restaurant along the way
Our ride awaits for the trip back to Don Khon
We picked up the owners kids for the trip back
Nice houseboats for rent
Under the bridge and back to our beach
The beach on the south end of Don Khon
With amazing swimming holes
And boats to take you to find the Irrawaddy Dolphin. One of the only species of freshwater dolphin still in existence
Looking over to Cambodia
The hoist the French built to overcome the falls
And take goods by train to the shipping dock they built. If you wanted something shipped up the Mekong, you had to do it through the French.
The old loading dock
The landscape was absolutely amazing!
The motorbike ride to Don Det for dinner and entertainment
My trusty steed
Little naked boy driving his boat along the river
Sums up life on Don Det
A beautiful little village
Traffic on the bridge
The first bungalow was mine, the third Ted and Nattaya's
The staff having a spirited game of Badminton
Sunset, day 2. just like day one, Amazing!
Hammocks on every porch
Hand woven walls, not very soundproof, but nice
More happy travellers we met. Ed and Sue who owned a resort in Nepal
Oh yeah...they were Aussies!