Stopover at the Thai-Laos border
Photo by: Eustaquio Santimano, Creative Commons

Savannakhet, Laos is the place to go when you want to see some of the best colonial architectures in the world. This quiet town is the second biggest in Laos and is near the Thailand and Vietnam borders where tourists hardly go. If you want an uninterrupted getaway, then you will surely find it here.

It’s hot all year-round in Savannakhet so it doesn’t really matter when you go there in winter, summer, or fall. From the capital Vientiane, you can take a nine-hour bus ride to this town. The other route to go is from the Mekong River of Thailand. It’s a 12-hour brutal and rattling ride and by the time you get there, you would probably be too tired to do any sightseeing for the day. However, the ferry ride is surely colorful and if you are up for the challenge, it’s probably not that bad.

Now, the nice thing about Savannakhet is the whole of it is the best attraction. You will no longer have to make a list of where to go because simply walking along its streets is more like walking in a totally different world which wonder you would love to unravel in every step. This town’s streets are tree-lined and you would enjoy discovering a kind of living which is very different from what you have known all along. Within the same southern area of the country, you may explore a number of remote Khmer ruins and the trail of Ho Chi Min.

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