Kong mountain is located inside Phou Xieng Thong National Protected Area, which is known for its wild orchids, rocky outcroppings, cultural and religious sites as well as stunning views of Laos and Thailand. A day hike to Phou Xieng Thong is a moderate 4-6 hours. A two-hour walk to ‘Hin Kong‘ (Fish basket rock) and back is also possible. During the trek, you can visit a cave where two nuns lives in peaceful harmony with nature, learn about plants and orchids, and see ancient remain of a former Khmer Kingdom. Local guides and tours are available from Ban Mai Sing Sam Phanh village or from the Eco guide Service Unit in Pakse Tourist Information Center.