We hired mountain bikes (30k each) and set off past the minibus stop and supermarket and turned right at the second dirt track which IS signposted. Mountain bikes are a must as it is pretty much uphill all the way and makes an excellent thigh workout!
We didn't arrive until 2pm and found we had the place to ourselves. For 20k entry you can enjoy a swim in their lake (we didn't dive off the jetty for fear it wasn't deep enough as the water is murky but since heard its 3 metres deep) which we had absolutely to ourselves with only the fish for company. The best bit for us though was the forested walk. The Laotians have completely paved the way through what feels like the jungle, you are almost completely encased in Forrest surrounded by nature and ginormous trees. It took us just 45 mins to walk the route and celebrated with another dook.
While were there there were a number of people working laboriously around erecting bamboo maps, lamposts with rice hats and building walls and bridges. I suspect that in a years time this will be THE place to go. The pool needs work, it's definitely rustic but having the place absolutely to ourselves in glorious sunshine with lush greens all around surely made the arduous journey worth it.
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