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Mekong journey, southern Laos | Boun Khao Salak festival, Savannakhet | Savannakhet, Laos | Dong Natad eco trek, Savannakhet | Vientiane, Luang Prabang and the Plain of Jars | Mekong journey: Kratie, Cambodia | Mekong journey: Koh Trong | Cambodia (2000) | Cambodia's North East | Phnom Penh

Dong Natad eco trek, Savannakhet

Never let a beetle piss in your eye. Dong Natad, the Sacred Forest of Savannakhet in central Laos is not exactly the heart of darkness, but there are wondrous things to see – or to avoid – with the help of forest-wise guides, if you follow the path through the rainforest giants. Short treks and cycling tours have been established in the National Biodiversity Conservation Areas of sleepy Savannakhet province in a bid to stimulate low-impact, local-level employment opportunities.

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Wat Ing Hang, outside the city
Wat Ing Hang, outside the city
Entering Dong Natad Protected Area
Entering Dong Natad Protected Area
Watch out for scorpions
Watch out for scorpions
Mother and child
Mother and child
Fearless little lizard
Fearless little lizard
Ants stitch up the leaves
Ants stitch up the leaves
Giant forest fig
Giant forest fig
Nong Lome Lake
Nong Lome Lake
Wild ginger
Wild ginger
Lunch at a house in the forest
Lunch at a house in the forest
Stick Insect
Stick Insect
King-size spider
King-size spider
Male stick insect
Male stick insect
Farm home outside Ban Phon Sim
Farm home outside Ban Phon Sim
Forest creatures end up in a market...
Forest creatures end up in a market...