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Exploring Savannakhet

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Savannakhet doesn’t appear on many tourist itineraries. It’s thin on sights and the decline in tourism interest over the years means that many of the programmes are currently not operating. The draw is the city itself, the historic downtown being the highlight. A showcase of languid ambience and quaint architecture, it can be atmospheric and utterly charming.

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A wander around the historic downtown is a must. At the heart is Talat Yen, a square where a food market pops up nightly; it’s a great place to graze on nibbles, people watch and wind down. In the 1920s, the French began to settle in Savannakhet, developing it into a commercial and administrative centre. Shipments travelled up the Mekong from Cambodia to Pakse and Don Kho island before reaching ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 600 words.)


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