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About Savannakhet

Savannakhét  is a province of Laos. The name Savannakhet derives from Savanh Nakhone, which means "city of paradise", the province's original name. This province is located in the south of the country. It is bordered by Khammouan to the north, Salavan to the south, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue of Vietnam to the east and Nakhon Phanom and Mukdahan of Thailand  to the west. Savannakhet is the largest province in Laos, and with Vientiane constitutes the major urban areas. Its capital Savannakhet or Kaysone Phomvihane is Laos' second city after Vientiane. It forms an important trading post between Thailand and Vietnam. The town was bombed and then occupied by Thai armed forces during the French-Thai War. In 2007, the Second Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge across the Mekong River from Savannakhet to Mukdahan, Thailand  was opened.

The Roman Catholic Vicariate Apostolic of Savannakhet is headquartered in the city of Thakhek, Khammouan Province, as is the vicariate's major seminary. "

Savannakhet Overview

The name of Savannakhet Province derives from old Pali language, meaning “a land of gold”. The area of Savannakhet Province has been inhabited since ancient times, being benefited from the Mekong ...

Savannakhet Ecotourism

The province of Savannakhet offers some very interesting remote trekking opportunities near the Vietnam border.

Savannakhet People

Xekong is ethnically diverse. Only about 3% of the population is ethnic Lao. The vast majority (97%) come from one of at least 14 distinct ethnic minority groups. The Alak (21% of the provincial population), ...

Savannakhet weather

Savannakhet has two distinct seasons -- the wet and the dry. Savannakhet' wet season runs from around May to October, the wet season is characterised by a downpour for a few hours each day rather than ...
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