Virachey National Park
About Virachey National Park
This is an enormous park -covering 3,325 square kilometers and established in 1993- and most treks just barely put a dent in it. The park is under constant threat from illegal logging and poaching but the worst threat of all is the talk of a Chinese-funded road being bulldozed across the southwestern corner of it. No road plans have been announced to date, and a trek to the "holy grail" of Phnom Veal Thom rewards the hardy traveler with jaw-dropping views of the wild and unexplored mountainous b
Attractions near Virachey National Park
The Khone falls, a series of cascading waterfalls in the Mekong river is one of Laos’ most beautiful natural attractions. The impressive falls in Champasak province near the Cambodian border are the largest in volume in South East Asia. A lot of tourists visits this place every year and it is one of the iconic place in Laos.
Dong Hua Sao covers an area of 1,100 sq km. This protected area is located in the province of Champasak within the districts of Bachieng . The lowland plains comprise over half of the protective area with the elevation ranging from 100 to 1000 m. The area’s vegetation consists mainly of evergreen forest in the lowlands and the uplands with dry dipterocarp forest and mixed deciduous forest. It is one of the conservative area of a wide range of wildlife.
Don Det is an island in the Mekong River in the Si Phan Don archipelago in Champasak Province of southern Laos. Don Det features a tropical wet and dry climate. The Khone Phapheng Falls, a succession of impassable rapids that gave rise to the construction of the railway, are among the main features accessible from Don Det. Freshwater Irrawaddy dolphins, an endangered species, can be viewed by boat.
An old railway bridge which was located in the Champasak province of Laos. This railway and this bridge was a remarkable one in the history of Laos. It connects the islands of Don Det and Don Khon.
Si Phan Don (4,000 Islands) is an archipelago in the Mekong River containing a large number of islands of varying shapes and sizes, some of which are often submerged during the monsoon season. The southern islands of Don Dhet and Don Khong are the most visited, while the rest are uninhabited due to their minute size.
Nong Fa Lake or Nongphatom Lake (meaning Blue lake) is a volcanic crater lake in the mountains of Sanxay District, Attapeu Province, southeastern Laos, located within the Dong Ampham National Biodiversity Conservation Area, about 12 kilometres from the Vietnamese border.
Where is Virachey National Park
Discover more attractions in Steung Treng Province, where Virachey National Park is located
Stung Treng is a province of Cambodia in the northeast. It borders the provinces of Ratanakiri to the east, Mondulkiri, and Kratie to the south and Kampong Thom and Preah Vihear to the west. Its northern boundary is Cambodia's international border with Laos. The Mekong River bisects the province. The province is mostly covered by forest, but logging and fishing put high pressure on the forest and fishery reserves.