Don Khong Museum
Set inside a fancy French-colonial style home, Don Khong Museum, one of Laos’ smallest museums, is one of the historical gems that you can visit in the quaint island of Don Khong.
Although it has slowly become a tourist attraction that not everyone visits, a trip to the museum is always worth a few minutes of your time — here you can find some interesting pieces which gives a snapshot of Don Khong’s past. The first floor of the museum features different instruments, animal traps, photos of the railway, and some explanation about the history of the home and the family that lived there. Upstairs, you can find the original pieces of furniture that show how the house was when it was still resided by the former Lao governor.
Don Khong, Laos.
Opening Days and Hours
The museum is open Mondays to Fridays, from 8:30 to 11:30, 13:00 to 16:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
The museum charges LAK 5,000 (USD 0.60) admission fee.
How to Get There
- Fly from Vientiane to Pakse via Lao Airlines.
- From Pakse, take a bus that is headed to Route 13 and ask to be dropped off at Ban Hat Xai Khoung.
- Take a taxi to the boat landing.
- Board a boat to Don Khong.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
You can spend at least 30 minutes in the museum.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The museum is not that popular among tourists. You can visit it anytime.
Don Khong has three-must try restaurants that serve both Lao and Western dishes. Choose from Sabaidee, Fasai Restaurant, and Rattana’s Restaurant.
- Mekong River
- Don Khon
- Don Det
For only USD 25 to USD 40 a night, you can already rent an accommodation from nearby guesthouses such as Don Khoung Guesthouse, Dokchampa Guesthouse, Souksabay Guesthouse, Khong View Guesthouse, and Pan’s Guesthouse.