The city of Savannakhet in the eponymous Laotian province, is certainly a beautiful sight to behold! With a population of 120,000, this is the second largest urban settlement in Laos, after Vientiane. Located on the banks of the meandering Mekong River, this city has been an important stopover for traders travelling between Vietnam and Thailand. Numerous French colonial buildings from the 20th century lining the city’s centre, lending an old-world charm to the area. Apart from various excursions, the city is known for the famous Ing Hang Stupa where the Buddha’s bones are reportedly buried.
Mekong River Visit
Ing Hang Stupa (Buddha’s Bones)
French Colonial Buildings
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Places: Hanoi (2 days) → Halong Bay (1) → Hué (3) → Hoi An (2) → Can Tho (2) → Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon (2) → Siem Reap (3) → Champasak (3) → Luang Prabang (3) → Luang Prabang / Mekong (1) → Chiang Rai (2) → Chiang Mai (2) → Mandalay (2) → Bagan (2) → Inle Lake (3) → Yangon (2)
Tour Highlights: Colonial Buildings, Water Puppet Show, Cyclo Ride, Hanoian Culture, Ancient Architecture, UNESCO World Heritage Site...