Top things to do in Savannakhet Province

Top Choice Bar in Savannakhet

Sook Savan

The atmospheric Sook Savan occupies a strategic corner overlooking Savannakhet Sq and draws a lively crowd from about 7pm onwards. Beer is the main ingredient on the menu here, but it also offers traditional Laotian…
Top Choice Laotian in Savannakhet

Sala Vann

Stunningly set on the Mekong about 500m south of the old hospital, this lovely Laotian restaurant is housed in a traditional wooden sala. The menu is enticingly affordable and draws a mixed crowd come sunset and bey…
Top Choice Market in Savannakhet

Savannakhet Plaza Food Market

An excellent new addition to the Savan dining scene, this nightly food market brings 20 or more stalls to the Savannakhet Plaza area in the heart of the old town. This is street-food surfing at its best, with a choi…
Top Choice International in Savannakhet

Lin's Café

Savannakhet's original travellers' cafe, this delightful spot has outgrown its former home and relocated to a new open-plan house near St Theresa's Cathedral. It's popular for its easy vibe, friendly staff, reservoi…
French in Savannakhet

Dao Savanh

With its elegant colonial-era facade, this cool, square-facing restaurant is still one of the city's finest, despite increased competition. Fans whir and wine glasses clink as you tuck into a French-accented menu of…
Temple in Savannakhet

That Ing Hang

Thought to have been built in the mid-16th century, this well-proportioned, 9m-high thâat is the second-holiest religious edifice in southern Laos after Wat Phu Champasak. It's located about 11.5km northeast of Sava…
Wildlife Reserve in Savannakhet

Dong Natad

Dong Natad is a sacred, semi-evergreen forest within a provincial protected area 15km from Savannakhet. It's home to two villages that have been coexisting with the forest for about 400 years, with villagers gatheri…
Museum in Sepon & the Ho Chi Minh Trail

War Museum

Twenty kilometres east of Sepon, Ban Dong (Dong Village) was on one of the major thoroughfares of the Ho Chi Minh Trail and is the easiest place to see what little material is left from the war. Most of what was pre…
Historic Site in Sepon & the Ho Chi Minh Trail

Ho Chi Minh Trail

The infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail is actually a complex network of dirt paths and gravel roads running parallel to the Laos–Vietnam border from Khammuan Province in the north to Cambodia in the south. The dirt road tha…
Historic Site in Sepon & the Ho Chi Minh Trail

Sepon Kao

A trip to Sepon Kao is a sobering experience. On the banks of the Se Pon, Sepon Kao was bombed almost into the Stone Age during the war. If you're on foot or bike, head east from Sepon and turn right just after Km 1…