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    Good luck getting this through customs.Sorry about the picture quality. Sony handi cam on pic mode. The punters right I guess I am an amateur.

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    Would I travel half way around the world to see this section of the worlds largest waterfall (by volume not height)? I don't think so. However if you are in the area and have time to kill why not. This was an easy day trip for us out of Pakse .Plenty of info on U-TUBE about the four thousand island area. There are the remnants of a failed french rail road and other interesting things (to me as I once was a locomotive operator, this was a steamer by the way) to see in the area. The Irrawaddy dolphin are on my list as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    That's very interesting, ch1.

    I've been to Iguazu Falls on the Brazil and Paraguay sides and was really impressed. Took a helicopter over the area - got some pics some where...

    5. Iguaz˙, Cataratas del 8,800 ft 2,682 m Rio Iguaz˙ Parana Argentina
    Boon Mee That's brilliant, I saw no helicopter or balloon on a winch. Might be a nice venture for a man with the means.

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    Semantic point of order- they are Rapids. Very nice, too- but Iguazu, Victoria, Angel etc they are not.

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    A few more wile I practice posting.

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    ooops wrong thread!Great stone cutting none the less.

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    still playing.

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    Utube this site and you may find people using this cable to go fishing. Also a group has charted the depth of channels for fish migration routs using kayacks.
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    A map at the place shows we are at the small spot to the bottom narrowest channel. And still it is quite impressive.Sorry I am an shit camera man.Another Jim Beam and Guinness at 3am might make this less painless.This shows a dolphin in the upper left. Again I suck at this stuff.
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    I will have to get to those other falls. I can only hope that my pics will improve as I am an amateur. Any way that's my take on the thread. Hope you don't mind my two bits worth. P.S. When the fish speaks people listen. Ha Ha. On another note One can only hope they don't build a damn dam.Also I'm sorry to hijack the thread though I thought a few pics would add to the flavor of it. Like the old song goes"take a trip and never leave the farm".
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    Quote Originally Posted by P Kupic View Post
    It's the last spot on the Mekong before it goes into Cambodia. More like Cambodia than Laos but by the convenient map it's in Laos. Another controversial border spot I would bet. It's more like rolling rapids than a waterfall.

    It is more like Laos the border is below the falls. If you want to argue that the dolphins are Cambodia that is more accurate. There are drops of 15 meters so not sure why you would say it is just rapids?

    It certainly won't win awards for being a tall water fall but to suggest it is just rapids isn't right. If you go when the water is low it is actually more attractive.

    I own a guesthouse 500 meters from Khon falls so I think I am relatively informed about what I speak.

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    Khone falls, on the border between Laos and Cambodia spills 2.5 million gallons (9.5 million liters) of the Mekong river every second, Khone Falls' fiow is nearly double the volume of Niagara Falls.

    Keep it into perspective this does not count Li Phi Falls or any other along the Mekong in the Si Phan Don area.

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    Fall off this rock and it's by by baby. I know that's what I was thinking while I was on it.

    PS I took this picture during December. The dry season.

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    The area is nothing but Falls. That's why the French built a railroad.

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    I have orientated the map to north as up. The small constriction to the right is Khon Phapheng Falls in Laos.

    The fish says so. The fish swam there before but only during low season. And not in the main falls, No f-ing way. To the east in low season you may find some gentler falls with pools worth taking a dip in if you are so inclined.

    A month ago I did see the dolphins. They swore the were not Pinkos' but I sensed they really were, though they looked like normal dolphins without the rostrum.
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    Great shots of these falls/rapids on the Laos Cambodia border. Thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishlocker View Post

    Khone falls, on the border between Laos and Cambodia spills 2.5 million gallons (9.5 million liters) of the Mekong river every second, Khone Falls' fiow is nearly double the volume of Niagara Falls.

    Keep it into perspective this does not count Li Phi Falls or any other along the Mekong in the Si Phan Don area.
    All of the falls in the area are part of the same rock shelf. They are broken up here and there by islands and this makes them appear to be smaller separate falls. The ledge is probably around 16 km wide or so.

    If you look from the falls on Don Khon you can see the ledge extends as far as the eye can see. Whichever falls you are looking at are all part of one large system of water falls. This is why people say it is the largest falls by volume. If it was just measured by any of the smaller components it wouldn't be close.

    So you can either view it as one huge amazing complex of falls or a handful of smaller falls that are moderately impressive. You can't really tell how impressive it is just from visiting the two main viewing points. I lived there for around 10 years and there are still parts of the falls towards the Cambodian side I haven't seen because they are hard to get to.

    In this sense it is like the Angkor Wat of waterfalls, you may have been to one or two of the temples but probably have not seen them all. Also like Angkor Wat it is the entirety of the scale that makes it a marvel more so than just one component. If that makes sense.

    If I had a nickel for every time I explained that to my guests.

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