Meet Savannakhet on The Mekong

Explore this once-great French colonial transport hub on the Mekong. Soak in the riverside atmosphere or jump into nearby activities.


Savannakhet sits less than 130 km downriver from Thakaek, and the once-prominent French colonial port now serves modest cross-Mekong local ferry traffic to Mukdahan, as a bridge presents easier access. No cruise ships stop here, and there are no dinner/sunset cruises or river-based activities. You can find relaxing dining under the shade of Mekong Riverbank trees and watch river life float by.

Savannakhet Town offers a choice of one-day tours.   

•           “Savannakhet Downtown” passes nearly 20 colonial-era structures.

•           “Savannakhet Outskirts” visits ancient That Ing Hang Stupa, lakes, and ancient city ruins.

•           “Champhone Circuit” goes to a palm-leaf library, monkey-filled forest, and Turtle Lake.

•           “Mekong River South” presents a sacred stupa, weaving villages, and ancient Khmer rest house.


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