Khoun Kong Leng

The small but spectacular Khoun Kong Leng, with a shady picnic area, is a popular swimming spot. You can walk on trails around the lake and into the surrounding forest in the Phou Hin Poun National Protected Area (NPA). The water of the lake is an emerald colour. Perhaps this is because it is filtered through the limestone of the surrounding cliffs and bedrock. Or perhaps, as village folklore tells, the colour is the “glow of emerald gems in Nang Bangon’s underwater house”. Find out more about the legends of the lake.