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Savanakhet

Savannakhet, Savannakhet 1300, Laos
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Stepping stone to the South or to Vietnam

Once a major commercial town, it's become a backwater with nothing much to look at: a 6-block... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
Bernard B
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Paris, France
Quiet colonial French Town

I regularly do the Visa trip to the That Consul in Savanakhet and have seen it grow considerably... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2018
sevin h
,
Thailand
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good24%
  • Average34%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“old town” (4 reviews)
“laid back” (2 reviews)
“dogs” (4 reviews)
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Savannakhet, Savannakhet 1300, Laos
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"old town"
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"laid back"
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"dogs"
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"mekong"
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Once a major commercial town, it's become a backwater with nothing much to look at: a 6-block downtown with an unadorned Mekong riverfront and lots of vacant lots and abandoned buildings. Best used as a stopover en route to 4000 islands, Champassak or central Vietnam.

Thank Bernard B
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

I regularly do the Visa trip to the That Consul in Savanakhet and have seen it grow considerably over the last 10 years. The hotel selection is very good and new hotels are being built every year as there is a huge amount of Chinese...More

Thank sevin h
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

I was looking forward to visiting Savanakhet and going over the Friendship Bridge 2. The town itself is dirty and run down, I was quite surprised to see the how different it was from Mukdahan which is only just over the bridge. The markets were...More

Thank Ian M
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Savannakhet is a nice quiet place, very few tourists and the people here are very friendly and helpful. It’s a nice rest from lots of other busy places - we’ve come from Siem Reap and it’s lovely to wind down. Also we hired bikes for...More

Thank evieakiens
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Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

There is no much to do in Savanakhet apart from walking around the center and the Mekong river. It is a good point to rest before taking a long bus to Vietname, Cambodja or Vientiane.

Thank mireiar694
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Can't disagree that it's a bit boring but still suitably relaxed to spend a few days. Wouldn't go out my way to come here and probably wouldn't return. You definitely won't be overrun by tourists

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The only reason we went here was to organise out Vietnam visa and that was a nightmare !! we hated it and ended up having to stay 2 extra nights there's liturally nothing there they don't offer motor bike hire anywhere , hardly any Tuks...More

Thank amyleighsopeer
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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

savannakhet, i dont have a good reason for recommendation of this place but its charms & sleepy town. having left the manic vietnam cities direct to this place is a real escape for tranquility, life is at slow pace & people are extremely polite by...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2017

It would be sad to just see Luang Prabang and Vientiane, only to move on from Laos. This city doesn't have much -- the fine dining, upscale shopping or places to stay, but it's charm is why you come. Laid back, every day life. If...More

1  Thank Bryan H
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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

My perfect Laotian town to date - sleepy (the first Lao post office I've seen without queues - the guy took time out to go over all their fancy stamps and help me write all those country names in Lao script) - developed bit tucked...More

Thank purpleboots
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