Mahaxai Caves

Excellent hiking, cycling and cave-exploring near Thakhek.

Tham Lot Kong Lo Cave

This seven-kilometre stretch of underground river is one of Asia’s most unusual kayaking sites.

Trekking near Savannakhet

Splendid trekking just a short drive from the French–Indochinese shophouses of the south’s colonial gem.

That Ing Hang

This revered sixteenth-century Buddhist stupa next to the Mekong provides a great excuse for a bicycle ride out of Savannakhet.

Ho Chi Minh Trail

Numerous relics – rusting tanks, downed helicopters and the like – of the famous clandestine highway can still be visited.

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