Savannakhet Travel Guide

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House in Small Village outside of Savannakhet

House in Small Village outside of Savannakhet

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Savannakhet is located in the south of the country. Actually Southern Laos is the most "Laotic" region of the country. The province of Savannakhet has approx. 700.000 habitants. About 150.000 are living in the capital of the province. The city is actually located opposite of the small Thai town of Mukdahan. What can you see there. There are a number of buildings in the central business district that remind the visitor of Laos old French colonial heritage. Besides that you can witness some Chinese influence. Furthermore the knowledgeable spectator might notice the Vietnamese influence. A Mahayana Buddhist temple is the most obvious proof for that. If you want to enter Thailand you have to cross the river between 8:30 am and 5 pm. A ferry brings you to the Thai side. No special permission is necessary.
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