Meet Savannakhet on The Mekong
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.