From the Tonkhong Guesthouse one gets a ringside view of the Mekong as it flows lazily downstream. In the distance are the green hills and dense foliage of the Lao PDR. Unlike in Thailand, the forests, or what’s left of them there appear so unkempt and haphazard.
The balcony on the first floor is an ideal spot to read a book, doze in the afternoon heat or just let your thoughts drift with the boats that go past. As the evening comes, the promenade along the river, or the terrace of the guesthouse, are ideal for watching the sun go down in the distance. Come nightfall the silence is something to be experienced.
The guesthouse is very clean and the owners are incredibly friendly, and a storehouse of local information.
Don’t miss the early morning breakfast with the mist over the water still to lift, or the procession of monks going by as they collect alms from the faithful.
The rooms are adequate but comfortable. The beds could be rearranged to optimize space.
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