Laos Cities: Savannakhet
Savannakhet city, more often called locals just Savan or "South Luangphabang", is the most visited provincial city of southern Laos. This is not surprising – located on ancient trading paths, he has always been a major shopping center connecting the coast of the South China Sea and mountainous areas of Cambodia and Laos.
His architecture is rather unusual – the central part of the city is built up with impressive buildings in the French colonial style, with wide local standards with boulevards and many green zones. And the outskirts of the city, on the contrary, are a labyrinth of narrow streets and colorful trading zones with a strong Vietnamese flavor.
Ethnic Vietnamese make up almost 60% of the population of Savannakhet, and live here for several generations. From here and a color mixture of Vietnamese and Lao traditions that give the city a special charm.
It is worth considering the Catholic Cathedral of St. Teresia (XVIII B) and Temple That Inghang (16 km from the city).
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Savannakhet – city on the eastern border of Thailand and, accordingly, Western Laos, bordering the Thai city of Mukdakhan across the Mekong River. Both shores are connected by the friendship bridge. Read more →