Updated in February 2020
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Facebook (with funny pictures and Lao facts) : NKM Mekong cozy Homestay & Chambres chez l’habitant à Paksé
I search, I collect, I edit and share documents and knowledge about Southern Laos since 2003.
"because sharing matters"
NKM proposes surprising guided tours in and around Paksé… The « secret Paksé » nobody knows : local life, small streets, pure nature & jungle, panorama… and the very instructive « Huge Dao Morning Market » tour
Some tours need half a day, and some need one full day.
There are 3 main tools « needed » for Southern Laos:
The long very detailed guidebooks (bellow)
My last Southern Laos Adventure Map (printed & for sale 5€)
A « Not to Miss & Forget » simple A5 recto-verso that is a sort of extra-summurize of the guidebooks… taking about my specific & personnal recommendations, here:
Guidebooks previously existed in French… my translations are in process. There are already 3 very detailed guidebooks now available in English bellow. I must admit that the English versions are even better than the French: clearer, sharp and incredibly detailed (one page = one small map).
My project is to edit free comprehensive guidebooks about the whole Southern Laos also in English: Lao food suggestions (partly done) ; Paksé city attractions ; Bolaven plateau loops (done!) ; Champasak loop (done) ; 4.000 islands.
What to do in Champasak? (& around) – 33 pages available!!! – English nkm guidebook Part 6 CHAMPASAK
What to do in the Bolaven Plateau? – 35 pages available!!! – English nkm guidebook Part 3 BOLAVEN
What to do in Paksé? – 19 pages – still in process, only in French for now…
Where are the secret paths in Paksé (nice walks)? – still in process but soon…
What to eat in Paksé & Southern Laos?
Lao Food Suggestions – 20 pages – still in process…
How to survive in a Mekong Bar? – 9 pages available!!! – How to survive in a Lao Mekong Bar
Bus schedule & prices (from Paksé), Flight, Private Car, Boat etc. – still in process
For tuk-tuk prices from & to NKM see the « old style » map in the contact page
What to do in the 4000 islands? – 11 pages – still in process…
What to do in Laos in general? (where, when, how, howl long, how much) – 24 pages – still in process…
More… Free NKM maps
Where is NKM? (Address in Lao & Phone number) =>
Walks in our village =>
Paksé Map (2017): « Paksé Attractions » =>
Don Deng Island map (in front of Champasak) – created for La Folie Lodge =>
New August 2019! Don Det Island (4000 islands) – created for Swiss Contact =>
New August 2019! Don Khone Island (4000 islands) – created for Swiss Contact =>
New October 2019! Don Som Island (4000 islands) =>
New October 2019! Don Khong Island (& 4000 islands) =>
My last creation (printed as pocket-map ; October 2019) … a useful & beautiful pocket-map covering the whole Southern Laos and all its attractions – Map sold at NKM Mekong Homestay and « here & there » in Laos – 50.000 kip (5 euros)
The cover =>
NKM Activities 2019-2020
New ! NKM walking ITINERARIES
Paksé has incredible small streets & cute paths secret & hidden behind the ugly & busy large lanes… where 99,99% of the tourists walk desperately.
There is no sign, no street names, no understandable landmarks in Paksé… So… I have created itineraries …
Some needs to be guided (instructive and not to miss the hidden beauties) and some walks can be enjoyed by yourself.
Believe me or not, these walks are incredible: small paths, wooden house & local life, forest & jungle trails… that no one else proposes
« The beginning » of some of my itineraries can be wonderfully reached by boat…
2 or 3 days are necessary to enjoy all these walks… knowing that some can be connected one after one, but that the heavy Lao sun will be strong from 11am to 3.30pm… and that the sun goes down around 6pm all year long.
The huge Dao market, the view from the Golden Buddha and these secret itineraries are the essential Paksé… even if there are more attractions, a little bit further from the city itself (by motorbike or tuk-tuk or boat).
Another nkm web site – with a clearer URL: paksehomestay
Fauna and Flora in Laos & Lao culture
Other precise free pdf documents about Fauna & Flora in Laos (fruits, trees, aromatic plants, snakes, fish etc.) with picture, Latin name, English name, French name, Lao name and phonetics
For those who would like to go deeper and find Lao & Latin names of the Plants of Laos, here are 3 major pdf documents and 1 website:
FAO web page: Trees commonly cultivated in South-east Asia
Lexicon in Lao/Eng for food allergies: