Ubon Ratchathani is the shortest land link to southern Laos whose pristine waterfalls and beguiling nature would snare many a heart
Most waterfalls lack flourish in summer but not the Khone Phapheng in Champasak Province of southern Laos which, thanks to the mighty Mekong River, rages almost unabated all year round, venting its fury against huge boulders standing in its path.Stretching the breadth of the Mekong, the Khone Phapheng is strewn with rocks of all size, and the roar of the waves crashing against them is so loud it can be heard from miles away.
''Summer is the time when the waterfall is at its peak beauty because the water is clear,'' said Dalath Khampaseuth, my local tour guide when I visited the fall recently, before adding, ''the water turns brick-red during rainy season when no one can swim nor ride a boat across the Khone Phapheng because the cascades are too strong, the layout rocky and unnavigable, and any such attempt can result in death.''....Read more
Another view of Khone Phapheng.
Bangkok PostVISIT LAOS WITH ASIANWAY TRAVEL
VIENTIAN 3 DAYS