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Savannakhet Travel Guide: 38 reviews and 48 photos
Savannakhet is a rather quiet town that falls off the radar of most travelers and tourists. I agree, there is not much to do here for the typical traveler, but it is a quaint town, worthy of walking the side streets and taking in the sights.
The town is a major crossroads in the south or Laos. It is a consolidation point of many agricultural products, as well as a shipping lane between Thailand and Vietnam.
It is approximately half way up from Pakse to Tha Khek, or about one-third the way to Vientiane.
- Pros:Its just far enough away that you won't have to compete with (foreign) tourists.
- Cons:Most things of interest require transportation to get out of the city.
- In a nutshell:If you want to see what a normal, average Laos town is, come here.
The street market is a good place to entertain yourself, as well as feed yourself some street foods. The market goes for... more travel advice
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