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Things to see and do

Exploring Savannakhet

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 ... Read more about Exploring Savannakhet .

Dinosaur museum
Corner of Chaimeuang and Kanthabuli Rd

Savannakhet’s dinosaur museum is a must, and it may be the best 10,000 kip you’ll ever spend—prepare yourself for T-Rex-riffic ... Read more about Dinosaur museum .

Protected Areas (National Parks)

Three Protected Areas (aka National Biodiversity Conservation Areas, or NBCAs) could previously be visited from Savannakhet, though as at late 2016 all trips were suspended. We were advised in late 2016 that all trips to the NBCAs around Savannakhet were suspended while new guides were trained. It was not clear how long this training would take nor when (or if) the trips would recommence. The ... Read more about Protected Areas (National Parks) .

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Savannakhet? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Laos.

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