Don Khong is a large island in the Mekong river, measuring 18km from north to south and 8km at its widest point. The two major settlements are Muang Saen on the western side and Muang Khong on the eastern side of the island. The island is "relatively" developed, having access to electric power 24h/day and having paved roads. On the island rice is cultivated in the rainy season (not yet in the dry season, although the government has started an irrigation project with the Mou Ngse pumping station). The island, which has several hotels and guesthouses, is a comfortable basis to explore the Si Phan Don region.
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