Officially known as Muang Khanthabuli or Muang Savan, this growing district just across the Mekong River from Mukdahan, Thailand, has become a major relay point for trade between Thailand and Vietnam. Savannakhet is the most populated province of Laos. There are many surrounding villages of notable interest and beauty.

The Vietnamese presence in Savan grew during the French era and while it shrank during the Indochina war. Like Vientiane and Luang Prabang, Savannakhet has a number of French colonial and Franco-Chinese buildings in the small business district. The interesting places to visit are: That Ing Hang and That Phones stupa that, during the full moon of 1st, 3rd, month, respectively holds the special festival, Talat Savan Xai, the market runs all day and is visited by a fascinating variety of people. On the Mekong River 60 kms south of Savannakhet, the Khmer ruin of a stone House (Heuan-Hin) built between AD553 and 700. The pagoda Wat Sayaphoum is known for its Pali school. It is also the place where skeletons of dinosaur are displayed.

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Hotels in Savannakhet : Laos

Nanhai Hotel 1-2*
Room Type From To Rate per room per night (USD)
Single Double Triple Breakfast
Run Of House 01-Jan-06 31-Dec-06 27 36 N/A INCL


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