My Trip

Laos Map

  • Savannakhet Map

    Savannakhet Map and Area of Savannakhet

     Savannakhet, also known as Savan, is a city on the banks of the Mekong River. It is considered as one of the country's most significant cities: not only does Savan serve as a crucial river port as well as gateway to the south, but it also functions as a key trading hub with Thailand. In the past, the city also was valuable to the French as a transit point and administrative post.

    Just like Luang Prabang, Savannakhet displays what was left of French colonial splendour, though the structures in Luang Prabang are better preserved. One of the city's old structures still worth visiting is the Church of St. Theresa. It dates from the 1930s, but because it is well-maintained, it is still functional. Another Savan attraction that tourists should see is Wat Sayaphum. Constructed in 1542, it is the biggest and oldest of all the wats in the area. However, most of it has been renovated in the 20th century. Meanwhile, Chua Dieu Giac is a Mahayana Buddhist pagoda found at the intersection of the roads Soutthanu and Phetsalath. Another interesting find in Savan is the Dinosaur Museum in Khanthabouli Road.

  • Rating From
    1. Satri House 4.4/ 5
    2. Sofitel Luang Prabang 4.8/ 5
    3. The Luang Say Residence 4.7/ 5
    4. Kiridara Hotel 4.7/ 5
    5. Le Palais Juliana 4.5/ 5
    6. Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao 4.7/ 5
    7. Villa Maly 4.5/ 5
    8. Vangsavath Hotel 4.1/ 5

Map of Savannakhet


Hotel Quick Finder | Select the date of your stay

Download our free travel guide

Get access to our free travel guides of the best things to do, see and visit, the best restaurants, shops and places to go at night too! All the important basics such weather and travel tips for your first trip are in there.

Print it out to carry around, save it on your phone or use it when you arrive. Just enter your details to get your free PDF Travel Guide and also add you to our free Asia Web Direct Travel Club Newsletter.

Talk to us!

Help us keep this site up-to-date by sending us your comments:

  • - Tell us if something is not right, outdated or closed
  • - Suggest your restaurant, bar or shop
  • - Tell what you would like to see in this website