"in Thakhek" Khoueng Khammouan by picek
Khoueng Khammouan Travel Guide: 25 reviews and 58 photos
Thakhek is relaxed town by the Mekong river. It's not yet the most crowded with visitors but I bet it will change soon. But for now you can still enjoy the privilege of paying high prices for rent-a-bike service, some corruption, and so-so accomodation.
Food in Thankhek: it's delicious. When did you last time eat large meal with a fish, full of lemon grass hanging from its mouth and salted around and around - with sticky rice and chilli sauce? If you're reading this page before you go there, that's a thing you must try... preferably from a market by Mekong or market by Buddha cave. If you've already been there and didn't try you don't know what you've missed.
Local snack to try is Khao nom pad - it's sticky, black and sweet.
Scenery near Thakhek, the provincial capital .... give yourself a stop in that wonderful place. It's nicer than you think :)
The best way to get around is to hire your own motorbike and you'll be having great time exploring the landscape, village life and stupas.
And this is in Thakhek - remaining colonial houses. Some people like them. In fact, they're quite many but some are in very bad shape. I think Thakek looks similar to Kampot in Cambodia.... the way the city was designed by French.
- Pros:landscape, caves, ancient stupas, good fish
- Cons:it's very hot place
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