Walking from the bus station on the right hand side you will come across Samlaan Cycling office where cycling tours are offered (day tours, or longer tours if there are enough people). You can bring your own bike or rent from them.
There is an ugly concrete structure just across the bridge and downstairs you will find many Chinese goods for sale. Check it out for jackets and pants (military style, lots of pockets for carrying all you need on your days out.
If you have not tried a massage or herbal sauna yet try having one here. As with other towns in Loas the Lao Red Cross offers this service and the proceeds go to help the children in the villages. The building is located a little way from the main street but only 10 min walk from the centre. Leaving the bus station turn left at the second petrol station and walk down the road for 500m and you will find it, just past the Phouxay Hotel. We try to get a massage or herbal sauna in each place we visit and this lived up to the usual good standards.