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Exploring Savannakhet

  • sidhupi

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    Hi,
    My dad is traveling to Savannakhet for Business and i'm planning to tag along with him to explore the place. I will be in Savannakhet for about 3 to 4 days before heading to Vientiane and flying back to India.

    Kindly advice places i could visit around this region so as to get a real feel of Laos.

    #1 Posted: 9/1/2009 - 04:24

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  • somtam2000

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    Have you looked at the Savannakhet section of the site? Main attraction is the outlying national parks, but there's a few other minor points of interest.

    #2 Posted: 9/1/2009 - 11:40

  • Rufus

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    Just returned from Savannakhet . There is much more there now than is on this site. The Friendship bridge gets good use. An excellen french restaurant has opened up and there is a casino for those so inclined. The dinosaur museum which is not mentioned on this site is also definitley worth a visit. Savannakhet is easily worth a couple of days.

    #3 Posted: 11/3/2010 - 16:36

  • MADMAC

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    I was suppose to box at that Casino (they are trying to do a Vegas immitation), but they couldn't find me an opponent.

    Savanakhet has definitely had some growth.

    #4 Posted: 18/3/2010 - 11:14

  • wigboy

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    Check out That Ing Hang Stupa, have lunch at Bung Wa lake, see the Casino, see Dao Savan hotel, have "Suki" along the riverside in the evening, etc... rent a motorbike and head out to the Monkey Forest and Turtle Lake. There should be enough to keep you busy for 3-4 days. There are also many Indian men working here. If you Dad is having meetings with them, they could also point you in some good directions.

    #5 Posted: 30/4/2010 - 18:08

  • Rufus

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    I echo the Dao Savahn Hotel mentioned in the above post; the location is excellent and the rooms are nice.
    The Bulgogi restaurants on the riverbank are ok, but nowhere near as good as the food at similar restaurants in Vientiane. There is an excellen French restaurant, whose chef used to cook at La Silapa. The food is great; this place is very close to the old Christain Church.
    The casino is worth seeing, but not if Mac is boxing. There is a round trip you can make, which goes past the monkey forest, but it also goes past the monastry housing the oldest known Pali manuscripts in Laos and some of the oldest in the world and this is well worth a stop. Also visit the dinosaur museum; there are some extremely interesting exhibits there. - see my post above.

    #6 Posted: 3/5/2010 - 10:12

  • MADMAC

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    "The casino is worth seeing, but not if Mac is boxing."

    Hey, maybe I'm an entertaining boxer! I mean, it's possible.

    #7 Posted: 5/5/2010 - 17:37

  • Rufus

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    Yes, but I wouldn't want to see you get hurt, Mac.

    #8 Posted: 6/5/2010 - 16:08

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