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  • Indochine Market
    2.5 stars

    Although the market is mostly filled with junk, you can score quality Lao coffee and tea, and products like handmade baskets and Asian cookware can be found in the many shops that line the road across from the market for half of what you'd pay in Bangkok. Even if you're not a shopper, the ... read more

  • Phu Manorom
    3.5 stars

    There's little to see at the temple itself, but it's a breezy and pleasant spot to escape the midday heat. If you want to be like the locals, bring some food and some beers and while away a couple of hours lounging in one of the covered huts. Phu Manorom is located about four kilometres south ... read more

  • Riverside temples
    3 stars

    Closest to Indochine Market is Wat Yod Kaew Siwichai, the highlight of which is a seated Buddha image that stands a good eight metres high and is housed in a glass pavilion that stays fully illuminated throughout the night. Also note the white lotus bud chedis here. Further south is Wat Si ... read more

  • Mukdahan Tower
    3.5 stars

    Views of the Mekong and across to Savannakhet are worth the 50 baht entrance fee, although the air-con top floor being encased in tinted windows doesn't help. The foyer and ground floor contain a collection of tribal wares and costumes from the area along with a selection of ancient pottery and ... read more

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