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A former French-colonial provincial center, the pleasant riverside town of Savannakhet is today the urban hub of a vast rice-growing plain. It's distinguished by some fine examples of French-colonial architecture. There are some options for eco-trekking north of Savannakhet in Tha Kaek at the fantastic Khong Lor Cave, but given the distances and slow transport down here, this will take a lot of
extra time. That said, the town itself is worth a daylong visit tops, and most visitors on a timetable bypass it for the more interesting options farther south.
This picturesque river village sits on the eastern side of the Nam Ou River, which descends from Phongsaly Province in the north to meet the...
In the early 18th century the kingdom of Laos was partitioned into three realms: Luang Prabang, Vientiane, and Champasak. During the 18th and...