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Close to Thailand and Vietnam!!!

From Savannakhet a border province between Vietnam and Thailand. Good place to take a rest with... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
levantam0906
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Hue, Vietnam
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Run diwn

I was looking forward to visiting Savanakhet and going over the Friendship Bridge 2. The town... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
Aussie-Ian04
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Queensland, Australia
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16 Jul 2018
“Close to Thailand and Vietnam!!!”
5 Feb 2018
“Run diwn”
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Savannakhet, Savannakhet 1300, Laos
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Not good restaurant for lunch and dinner. Hotel also very expensive and not good. Everything expensive. Tuk tuk very expensive. There many people are not friendly, they don't know others languages with out Laos. I slip many times their I found one good coffee shop...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

I came to Savannakhet to apply for a visa. Quiet town with almost nothing to do. Savanxay Market was busy and interesting selling clothing, toys, household items and food. Thai consulate was disappointing. Being prepared with all the correct documents was no guarantee of receiving...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

From Savannakhet a border province between Vietnam and Thailand. Good place to take a rest with central plaza (Laos street foods, beers and locals). Central church of the city is lovely and full of flowers. Mekong river just take some walk to and oh so...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Bernard B
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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank sevin h
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank evieakiens
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.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank mireiar694
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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Trojan_10
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

Date of experience: February 2017
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