Khong Island Vacations
While it may be a temptation to simply sit back and relax while holidaying in Khong Island, don't forget, the surrounding region's abundance of scenic delights are never more than a day trip away.
If you're keen on soaking up some of the the local culture, visit Laos' history museums and craft workshops. Houses of worship are great windows into a community's spiritual heart. The monasteries throughout Laos are certainly no exception.
Should you hear the call to adventure, do as the locals do and spend the day rock climbing or mountain biking. When the mercury rises, take the lead of the locals and head to the region's cooling waterways for a few hours of canoeing or rafting.
Trying the food the locals eat is often about more than just nutrition. It offers a window into a region's personality. Cooks in this area commonly use cellophane noodles (made from mung bean starch) and asian basil in the food they cook. Khao jee (baguettes) and laab moo (minced pork salad) are common dishes for travelers and locals. Request fresh fruit at the end of your main dishes. This is a common choice for residents and tourists. Try a fruit juice (watermelon, pineapple, sugar apple), an alcohol-free Laos beverage of choice.
Laos should definitely be a top contender on your vacation bucket list.