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Savannakhet is the capital city of the Savannakhet Province in Laos and it has a population around 120,000 and literally it means 'city of paradise'.
Savannakhet is the second largest city of Laos and it has grown commercially mostly in the northern part and it also has a mixed population. The Savannakhet Laos mainly acts as a bridge between Thailand and Vietnam and in terms of Savannakhet Sightseeing this city can be explored easily by walking. Savannakhet is a major Laos Sightseeing spot as it houses dozens of temples including the Vietnamese one along with Colonial churches and the town is the perfect display of its ancient French architecture. Visiting Savannakhet Laos through airway is convenient one as the Lao Aviation flies regularly from Vientiane to Savannakhet or the boat ways can be availed from both the northern Vientiane and the southern Pakse. The bus service is also available.

The major attraction of the Savannakhet is the 'Ho Chi Minh Trail' and it's a significant spot of Laos. It's history dates back to the days of Vietnam war. During the war the North Vietnamese used network of trails, caves and gravel to move the ordnance , tanks and trucks to South Vietnam and from that time the trail came to be known as Ho Chi Minh Trail. On the other hand the USA denied saturation bombing to the trail within the Laos. It is heard that about 900 sorties per day of explosives were used. The Jungle area has recovered a lot from the past and defoliants and herbicides has grown back again. The visitors can explore some safe areas but a guidance of local tourists is essential.

That Ing Hang is the holiest spot to worship in the whole of Laos and it's situated in Savannakhet. The small museums along with the market place are the added attractions of the Savannakhet and they together will make your trip to Savannakhet a memorable one.

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