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Spend the night in the world’s tallest treehouses

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It’s the stuff of childhood dreams. As the sun begins to break through the darkness in Laos’ Nam Kan National Park, the cries of wild, black-crested gibbons echo through the jungle air. Crawling out of our mosquito-net covered beds, perched high in wooden treehouses that tower over the jungle floor, we grab our binoculars for a closer look as these lively animals leap through the trees in the distance, the leaves around them shaking wildly as the branches bounce up and down. It’s an incredibly special moment you won’t find anywhere else in the world made possible by the Gibbon Experience, a tourism-based conservation project that kicked off in the late 1990s as a response to illegal logging. At a height of 30-40 meters above ground, the Gibbon Experience’s eight treehouses are the tallest in the world, according to staff. But here’s the best part (or worst, if you’re not a fan of high-speed thrills). The only way to access them is via zipline.

Question: Would you like to visit this place?

 

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