This town on the Mekong River was once a French trading port. Few colonial era buildings remain though the Talat Yen Plaza remains low-rise and uncluttered.
Savannakhet is often described as “sleepy”, which is not a bad thing if you are looking for some respite from the bigger cities. I enjoyed visiting here to see the contrast of an everyday city without mass tourism.
Savannakhet will soon be connected by the Savan-Laobao Railway Corridor, which will connect to the Vietnam coast. With that connection it is possible that a ralway would also connect to Thailand (read more about future Southeast railways here.)
Savannakhet hotels – Search for discount hotels in Savannakhet.
Savannakhet – Travel guide from official Laos tourism website.
Savannakhet Guide – wikitravel.org.
Faded grandeur and abandoned buildings in Savannakhet, Laos – kathmanduandbeyond.com
Nobody goes to…Savannakhet – funnelogychannel.com.
Hospitality in Savannakhet: The lovely ladies of Laos – alongwayback.com.
Savannakhet photo gallery – Photo gallery of Savannakhet.